To Ukrainian refugees, Russian Nobel laureate grants award
To raise funds, Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov expresses his award which will be; auctioned for Ukrainians fleeing war.
A co-winner of last year’s Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper known as Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov plans to present his prestigious medal to grow funds for Ukrainian refugees.
Muratov wrote in the paper to the Ukrainian Refugee Fund, Novaya Gazeta, and I have determined to donate the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Medal on Tuesday. There are more than 10 million refugees. To respond, I ask the auction houses and set up for auction this world-famous praise.
Muratov’s newspaper is one of the last remaining Russian venues critical of the Kremlin on Ukraine and has condemned the war.
On independent media, after President Vladimir Putin’s administration cracked down and, to describe Moscow’s military campaign, essentially banned journalists from using the word “war”, the newspaper stated that it would remove some fabric associated with Ukraine in early March.
Novaya Gazeta’s front page carried the image of a news editor’s last week’s anti-war protest during a state television news broadcast, which saw her condemn; Russia’s motions; but clouded out the cut of the poster’s tagline.
Russia sent tens of thousands of battalions into Ukraine in what it dubs a “special function” on February 24 to degrade its southern neighbor’s military capabilities, which it describes as dangerous nationalists and root out. More details