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"Novaya Gazeta" editor-in-chief is selling his Nobel prize, promises to give the money to Ukrainian refugees

02.06.2022, 12:23
Photo: Novaya Gazeta
Photo: Novaya Gazeta

Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of russia's "Novaya Gazeta" and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021, has put his medal up for auction at the American auction house Heritage Auctions, "Novaya Gazeta. Europe" reports.

The auction opened on June 1 and will end on June 20 with a live event in Manhattan, USA.

All proceeds will go to support UNICEF's humanitarian mission to help Ukrainian refugee children and their families.

As IMI reported, in March 2022, editor-in-chief of russia's "Novaya Gazeta" Dmitry Muratov announced that he had decided to donate his medal to Ukrainian refugees.

On March 28, 2022, "Novaya Gazeta" announced they were suspending the work of their website, social media, and in print until the end of the "special operation in Ukraine." The decision was made after they received the second warning from Roskomnadzor about the alleged lack of "foreign agent" marking. On April 7, journalists who had left russia announced the launch of a new media outlet, "Novaya Gazeta. Europe." Kirill Martinov became its editor-in-chief.

In 2021, Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the prize for "efforts to preserve freedom of thought as a prerequisite for democracy and peace."

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