×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: journalism | russia | ukraine | children | adoption | crisis | auction

Russian Reporter Plans to Auction Off Nobel Prize for Ukrainian Children

ukrainian refugees gather in a hallway at the start of the russian invasion of ukraine
(Davide Bonaldo/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 01 June 2022 09:21 PM EDT

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov announced he plans to auction off his Nobel Peace Prize to support displaced Ukrainian children affected by Russia's ongoing invasion.

"There are already over 10 million refugees," Muratov told The New York Times. "I ask the auction houses to respond and put up for auction this world-famous award."

Muratov, the former editor of the now-suspended news publication Novaya Gazeta, said all proceeds from the auction, which could fetch over $500,000, will be donated to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

According to The Hill, Heritage Auctions will host the event in New York on June 20.

"One successful bidder," the auction house website reads, "will walk away from this auction with a gold medal representing Mr. Muratov's life's work and sacrifice. Still, it is his wish that EVERYONE participates by donating what they can to UNICEF. The goal is to use this event to foster awareness of refugee crises and for the giving to continue long after the auction on June 20."

Muratov told the Times last month the situation was a "tragedy."

"If we look at the number of refugees," he says, "we basically have World War III, not a local conflict. This has been a mistake, and we need to end it."

Russia's invasion of Ukraine began Feb. 24 and has led to the death of thousands on both sides, along with the displacement of 6.8 million Ukrainian refugees who fled their country amid the ongoing conflict.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


GlobalTalk
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov announced he plans to auction off his Nobel Peace Prize to support displaced Ukrainian children affected by Russia's ongoing invasion.
journalism, russia, ukraine, children, adoption, crisis, auction, nobel peace prize
247
2022-21-01
Wednesday, 01 June 2022 09:21 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved