Russian journalist bids his Nobel Prize for Ukrainian refugees

ISLAMABAD, June 21 (Alliance News): Nobel Prize-winning Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has auctioned off his medal for 103.5 million to help Ukrainian refugee children displaced by the war.

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Heritage Auction, a New York-based auction house, said all proceeds from the auction would go to benefit UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts for homeless children in Ukraine. Will

Dmitry Moratov, editor-in-chief of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, has broken the record for most Nobel medals sold in the past, with a maximum of 5 million previously awarded. Was even less, foreign media reported.

Heritage Auctions said in a statement before the auction that “this award is different from all other items auctioned today.”

The statement added that Dmitry Muratov, with the full cooperation of his newspaper staff, was not only allowing us to auction his medal but also hoped that it would have a positive impact on the lives of millions of Ukrainian refugees.

Dmitry Moratov co-founded the Novaya Gazeta newspaper in 1991, which won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize along with Maria Rissa of the Philippines. He lauded the preconditions for democracy and lasting peace.

Dmitry Muratov promised to donate about لاکھ 500,000 of the prize money to charities, naming it after six journalists from the Novaya Gazeta newspaper who were killed between 2000 and 2021.

The list of six journalists includes Anna Politkoskaya, a female journalist critical of Russia’s war in Chechnya, who was killed in 2006 in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building.

The Novaya Gazeta newspaper, which has been sharply critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government, suspended operations in Russia in March after receiving warnings from the Russian government over its coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Liberal Russian media outlets have been under increasing pressure from the Putin government since 1999.

The pressure has intensified since Russia sent troops to Ukraine on February 24. Dmitry Muratov was attacked in red in April.


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