On June 21, 2022, the NOS reported the following:
The medal of the Russian Nobel Prize winner Dmitri Muratov has fetched more than 103 million dollars at an auction in New York. The buyer made the offer over the phone, when the counter stood at about $17 million.
Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. He is the founder and, until a few years ago, editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Muratov himself was at the auction and gave a speech. He donates the proceeds to Unicef, which helps children displaced by the war in Ukraine. "We want to give back their future," Muratov said earlier.
Heritage Auctions spokesman Jacco Scheper said the $103.5 million bid sparked disbelief from those in attendance. He says that the bids started at just under $800,000.
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