The editor of one of Russia’s last independent newspapers has auctioned off his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for a record 103.5 million U.S. dollars.
Taking place in New York, the Monday auction broke the previous record price paid for a Nobel Prize medal, which was 4.76 million dollars back in 2014.
Proceeds from Monday's sale are going to UNICEF to benefit children displaced by the Ukraine war.
Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Nobel Prize in October 2021, and was one of the founding members of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper.
The paper was forced to stop its activities in Russia in March as the Kremlin clamped down on journalists and public dissent following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.