[영상] Nobel Peace Prize laureate to help Ukraine, ‘surprise’ at winning bid

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) The Nobel Peace Prize medal that was put up for auction to help Ukraine was sold for $103.5 million (about 133.6 billion won).

The recipient of the medal is Dmitry Muratov, a Russian journalist and last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner.

A Heritage Auction was held at The Times Center in New York on the 20th (local time).

Muratov’s medal was awarded the highest price. This is more than 20 times the previous auction record for a Nobel Prize medal at 4.76 million dollars (about 6.145 billion won).

“I expected a lot of solidarity at this auction, but I didn’t know it would win a bid for such a large amount,” Muratov said in an interview.

The identity of the successful bidder was not disclosed.

Heritage said, “All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to be used for the children of Ukraine who have lost their homes in the war.”

The Associated Press reported that melting this 23-carat medal would yield 175 g of gold, which is only $10,000 (12.9 million won) in market value.

In October last year, Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Maria Resa, a Filipino journalist, for fighting the oppression of the press.

In 1993, he founded the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and it was discontinued in March of this year under the threat of punishment by the Russian authorities after exposing the corruption of the Vladimir Putin government and criticizing the war in Ukraine. Let’s see the video.

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