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Russian journalist sells Nobel Peace Prize for $ 103.5 million to help Ukrainian children 

Russian journalist sells Nobel Peace Prize for $ 103.5 million to help Ukrainian

The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian refugee children sold in New York on Monday for $ 103.5 million (98.3 million euros).

The identity of the buyer has not been made public.

Muratov, who was honored with the gold medal in October 2021, helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publishing editor-in-chief when it closed in March by the Kremlin.

It was Muratov's idea to auction off his prize, as he had already announced he would donate the accompanying $ 500,000 charity prize.

Muratov has said the proceeds will go directly to UNICEF in its efforts to help war-displaced children in Ukraine. Just minutes after the bidding ended, UNICEF told the auction house that it had already received the funds.