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United States of America.  Russian Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov sold his Nobel medal.  Money to help children from Ukraine

United States of America. Russian Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov sold his Nobel medal. Money to help children from Ukraine

The Nobel Prize for the editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper “Nova Gazeta”, Dmitry Muratov, was sold at an auction in the United States for a record $103.5 million. Muratov will donate this money to help Ukrainian children who have fled Russian aggression. “The idea is to give refugee children a chance for the future,” the journalist explained.

$103.5 million – that’s how much I got at auction United State The Nobel Prize for the editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper “Noa Gazeta”. Dmitry Muratov, Nobel Peace Prize winner, will donate money to help Ukrainian children who have fled Russian aggression.

Received Muratov, editor-in-chief of an independent newspaper critical of the Kremlin Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Jointly with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa “On Efforts to Protect Freedom of Expression”.

Dmitriy MuratovPAP / Environmental Protection Agency

Muratov will donate money to help children from Ukraine

Heritage Auctions announced Monday that the gold medal was purchased by an undisclosed participant in the phone auction. The proceeds will be donated to the UNICEF program for Ukrainian children.

“The idea is to give refugee children a chance for the future,” the journalist explained. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said he is particularly concerned about the children who have been orphaned by them The conflict in Ukraine.

Muratov sold his Nobel medal for $103.5 millionJason Sinnis / PAP / IPA

Earlier, the journalist talked about allocating the accompanying Nobel Prize in cash in the amount of 500,000 dollars to charitable causes.

“Nowa Gazieta” closed in March. Muratov criticized the invasion of Moscow for UkraineBefore that, annexation of the Crimea. He was threatened with death. According to the Palestinian Authority, he left his country on Thursday and traveled through Western Europe to New York.

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“The highest price for a Nobel medal so far was paid in 2014, when James Watson, who together with other scientists, for his discovery of the structure of DNA, received the Nobel Prize in 1962, sold his medal for $4.76 million” – states the Associated Press.

The 175 grams of 23 karat gold in the medal would be worth about $10,000 after smelting.

Main image source: Jason Sinnis / PAP / IPA