Nobel Peace Prize medal presented by Russian journalists… Winning the bid for 133.7 billion won

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Nobel Peace Prize medal auctioned to help Ukrainian children. /photo = EPA

The Nobel Peace Prize medal was auctioned off to help Ukraine and was sold for $103.5 million.

The Associated Press reported on the 20th (local time) that a medal presented by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year, was sold at a price more than 20 times the previous record price of $4.76 million (about 6.145 billion won) at auction. .

This auction was held through the New York Heritage Auction, and Muratov said, “I expected a lot of solidarity in this auction, but I didn’t know that I would win such a large amount.”

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where it will be used for Ukrainian children who have lost their homes in the war. The winner of the medal was not disclosed.

The medal that won the bid this time is 23 carats, and when melted, it becomes a 175g gold ingot, which is only $10,000 (12.9 million won) in market value, the Associated Press reported.

  Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, sold his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal for $135 million at Heritage Auction in New York on the 20th (local time) and published his newspaper Novaya Gazeta. seem to be listening  /photo = Reuters

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, sold his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal for $135 million at Heritage Auction in New York on the 20th (local time) and published his newspaper Novaya Gazeta. seem to be listening /photo = Reuters

Meanwhile, Muratov, who presented the medal at this auction, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Maria Resa, a Filipino journalist, for fighting the oppression of the press in October last year.

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On April 1, 1993, with the funding of former Soviet Secretary-General Mikhail Gorbachev, he founded the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which means ‘new newspaper’.

Novaya Gazeta was discontinued in March after the Russian authorities threatened punishment after exposing corruption in the Vladimir Putin government and criticizing the war in Ukraine.

Reporter Lee Bo-bae, Hankyung.com newsinfo@hankyung.com

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