Current Events & Trends | June 2022 |
Russian Journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize Offered to Aid UNICEF
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com
On Monday, June 20, Heritage Auctions will sell the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov at auction.
According to the auction house, fully 100% of the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF for their efforts to care for Ukrainian child refugees. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Heritage has also set up a page with UNICEF for people to contribute directly; Heritage clients have already raised over $100,000 in additional donations.
Below, Muratov explains why he has decided to auction his prize. “It is something we need to do, and we have to do right now,” he said through a translator. “We’re talking about a war and about helping people who are suffering the most — children in refugee families.”