Russian journalist’s Nobel Prize raises $103.5m For Ukrainian children

The Nobel Peace Prize medal of Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has sold for $103.5 million at auction. The fee obliterates the previous record fee paid for a Nobel prize at auction. In 2014 James Watson sold his Nobel Prize for $4.76 million. Muratov put the medal up for auction in order to raise money to help the children of Ukraine. Muratov says the proceeds of the auction will go directly to UNICEF to help children displaced by the war. "We want to return their future," Dmitry Muratov. Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize medal in October 2021 for his efforts to “safeguard freedom of expression.” The 60-year-old co-founded the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publication's editor-in-chief.

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