Russia boycotts Nobel Peace Prize

Via the Telegraph: Russia joins China in boycotting Nobel peace prize

China has pressured countries not to attend and prevented Mr Liu, 54, or any members of his family from travelling to Norway to accept the award.

If that happens, it will be the first time the award has not been given out since 1936, when the Nazis banned journalist Carl von Ossietzky – a pacifist – from leaving Germany.


One comment

  1. Interesting list of nations who are boycotting the award ceremonies – a virtual list of enemies of the West. Can we not see the axis of power aligned against us? True, this is nothing more than a “gesture”, but one must ask, What are the motives behind such posturing? And further, does such posturing and aligning really mean anything in a strategic sense? Western analysts would say no, not because of hard evidence, but rather because of the wishful thinking that has dominated the West since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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