This Russian journalist is donating his 2021 Nobel Prize to raise funds for Ukrainians
On March 22, Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Award in 2021, announced that he will give his prize for auction to help Ukrainian refugees.
In response to threats of criminal prosecution of journalists and others who deviate from the government’s official line, Muratov’s daily, Novaya Gazeta, said in early March that it will remove material regarding Russia’s military actions in Ukraine from its website due to censorship.
“Novaya Gazeta and I have agreed to donate the Nobel Peace Prize Medal for 2021 to the Ukrainian Refugee Fund,” Muratov said in an article. “There are currently over ten million refugees in the world. I request that the auction houses reply and put this world-famous prize up for auction.”
The proceeds from the sale of the Nobel prize will go to The Foundation of Assistance to Ukrainian Refugees, a non-governmental organisation that helps Ukrainian refugees. Muratov also emphasised the importance of a ceasefire, prisoner exchanges, and humanitarian corridors in his statement.