Dmitry Muratov, an award-winning Russian journalist has raised greater than $100 million for Ukrainian kids by auctioning off his Nobel Peace Prize.
Muratov who was awarded the gold medal in October 2021, having helped discovered the unbiased Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, smashed the document for the best sum paid for the medal final evening in New York Metropolis.
He raised $103.5 million (£84.5 million), a sum 27 occasions greater than the previous document set eight years in the past.
The journalist will probably be giving the cash to Ukrainian youngster refugees to present them ‘an opportunity for a future’.
Proceeds from the public sale will go on to UNICEF in its efforts to assist kids displaced by the conflict.
Forward of the public sale, Mr Muratov stated he was notably involved about kids who’ve been orphaned due to the battle in Ukraine. ‘We wish to return their future,’ he stated.
Beforehand, probably the most ever paid for a Nobel Prize medal was in 2014, when James Watson, whose co-discovery of the construction of DNA earned him a Nobel Prize in 1962, offered his medal for $4.76 million (£3.9 million).
Melted down, the 175 grams of 23-karat gold contained within the medal could be value about $10,000 (£8,156) alone.
Mr Muratov has been extremely vital of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and the conflict launched in February. It has brought about almost 5 million Ukrainians to flee their nation, creating the biggest humanitarian disaster in Europe since World Conflict II. UNICEF estimated again in March that 2 million kids had been amongst these pressured to flee.
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