Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M
BOBBY CAINA CALVAN
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioning off to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees has sold for $103.5 million.
Monday's 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.
That was in March, amid the Kremlin's clampdown on journalists and public dissent in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.