A Russian journalist has raised more than 100 million dollars for displaced Ukrainian children by auctioning off his Nobel Peace Prize medal.
US auctioneer Heritage Auctions says the medal Dmitry Muratov won last year fetched 103.5 million dollars when it went under the hammer in New York on Monday.
The buyer has not been identified. The auction house says all the proceeds will benefit UNICEF's humanitarian response for Ukraine's displaced children.
Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. He shared the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize with Maria Ressa, a journalist from the Philippines.
Novaya Gazeta has harshly criticized Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It was forced to suspend publications in Russia in March, after the government tightened controls on the media.