DMITRI A. MURATOV
After winning the Nobel Peace Prize last October, Russian journalist Dmitri A. Muratov said he felt the credit should have gone to another Russian: imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.
Muratov, the editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta,
later announced that he would donate his approximately $500,000 in prize money to support various charities
And now Mr. Muratov — whose newspaper suspended publication in late March because he said Russia’s increasingly draconian press laws made it impossible to truthfully cover the war in Ukraine — is giving away the 23-karat gold Nobel Prize himself.
On June 20, the medal will be sold in New York by Heritage Auctions. All proceeds go to UNICEF to help children who are refugees from Ukraine.
“If we look at the number of refugees, we are actually having World War III, not a local conflict,” he said. “This has been a mistake and we must put an end to it.”