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Russian Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Refugees

Russian Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Refugees

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 - 10:30
Civilian volunteers attend a training camp of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces in Brovary, northeast of Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov said he wants to auction off his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.


Muratov called Tuesday in the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, which he edits, for people to “share with refugees, the wounded and children who need urgent treatment what is dear to you and has a value for others.”


Muratov is asking auction houses about the possibility of organizing a sale, The Associated Press reported.


Muratov said last year he was giving away his share of the Nobel prize money to causes including independent media, a Moscow hospice, and care for children with spinal problems. He said he wouldn’t keep any himself.


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