Putin and eight leaders of countries received the Shnobel Prize due to the pandemic

The 30th Pandemic Awards took place online in the US on Thursday 17 September.

They were awarded the prize

"For using the coronavirus pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a greater impact on life and death than scientists and doctors."

Medical Education AwardAwarded to leaders of Brazil, the United Kingdom, India, Mexico, Belarus, the United States, Turkey, Russia and Turkmenistan for using the coronavirus pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a greater impact on life and death than scientists and doctors.

Mark Abrahams, Award Founder

Among the laureates in this category are alsoBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This year, the laureates received a cube glued from sheets of writing paper and a copy of the Zimbabwean 10 trillion local dollars banknote.

The organizers recalled that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is receiving the Shnobel Prize for the second time. In 2013, he received the award "for the ban on public applause."

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