The Russian who won the Nobel Peace Prize has auctioned off a medal for Ukrainian children

Dmitry Muradov is the co-founder of the independent intelligence newspaper Novaya Gazette, which is known for its struggle for freedom of expression and the fight against corruption in Russia.

Dmitry Muradov, Russian author Independent investigative newspaper Novaya GazetaHe will auction off his Nobel Peace Prize medal on Monday for the benefit of children displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

Journalist She won the prestigious award in 2021 along with Philippine journalist Maria Ressa – Committee honoring them “for their efforts to protect freedom of expression.”

Novaïa Gazeta Magazine Russia announced at the end of March that it would suspend its online and print publications in Ukraine until the end of its intervention.In the Kremlin’s full hardening against conflicting voices.

$ 550,000

The Heritage Auctions auction house is responsible for the sale of the Nobel Prize medal, which ends in Manhattan on Monday evening. In the morning, the maximum bid was $ 550,000 (approximately 523,000 euros). Proceeds will go to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Project Ukrainian children displaced by war.

Dmitry Muradov was on the group of journalists who founded the Novaya Gazeta in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union. The newspaper was the last to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin before its operations were suspended.

Novaya Gazeta is especially known for its investigations into corruption and human rights abuses in Chechnya. This commitment has claimed the lives of six of its employees since the 1990s Famous journalist Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in 2006. Dmitry Muradov dedicated his Nobel Prize in their memory.

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“This newspaper is dangerous to the lives of the people,” he said in 2021.

“A chance to hear”

In a video released by the Heritage Auction, the journalist says that winning the Nobel Prize “gives you the opportunity to ask.”

“The most important message today is that people understand that a conflict is going on and that we need to help the most vulnerable people,” he added, referring especially to children in refugee families.

In early April, Dmitry Muradov was attacked by an unidentified man on a train in Russia, who sprayed a red mixture of oil paint and acetone, causing burns to his eyes.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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