Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Nobel PrizeNEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov says he was not expecting the medal he was auctioning off to help Ukrainian child refugees sell for the record amount of $103.5 million.

Bidding in the auction ended in New York on Monday, which is World Refugee Day. The sale shatters the old $4.76 million record for a Nobel.

The identity of the buyer isn’t immediately known. Muratov was awarded the medal in October 2021.

He helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publication’s editor-in-chief when it shut down in March amid a Kremlin clampdown after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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