Buenos Aires, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A namesake of Vladimir Lenin, the late Russian communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an Ecuadorian legislator.
The 58-year-old Lenin Moreno, vice president of Ecuador, received the honour for the activities of his charity for the disabled, Manuela Espejo. Moreno himself was shot in the back by a robber in 1997 and is confined to a wheelchair.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2012 Nobel Prizes was Feb 2. It remained unclear whether Moreno made it in time for the award, which saw more than 200 nominees vying for it last year.
Vladimir Lenin was proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1918 over pulling Russia out of World War I, but his nomination missed the deadline.