유산 경매 대변인, 판매를 처리한, 구매자의 신원을 확인할 수 없지만 낙찰이 대리인에 의해 이루어졌다고 말했습니다.. 그만큼 $ 103.5 백만 판매 번역 $ 100 million Swiss francs, hinting that the buyer is from overseas.
“I was hoping that there was going to be an enormous amount of solidarity, but I was not expecting this to be such a huge amount,” Muratov said in an interview after bidding in the nearly 3-week auction ended on World Refugee Day.
이전, the most ever paid for a Nobel Prize medal was $ 4.76 백만 2014, when James Watson, whose co-discovery of the structure of DNA earned him a Nobel Prize in 1962, sold his. 3 년 후에, the family of his co-recipient, Francis Crick, 받은 $ 2.27 million in bidding also run by Heritage Auctions.
Muratov, 누가 awarded the gold medal 10 월 2021, helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was the publication’s editor-in-chief when it shut down in March amid the Kremlin’s clampdown on journalists and public dissent in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It was Muratov’s idea to auction off his prize, having already announced he was donating the accompanying $ 500,000 cash award to charity.
Muratov has said the proceeds will go directly to UNICEF in its efforts to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine. Just minutes after bidding ended, UNICEF told the auction house it had already received the funds.
Online bids had begun June 1 to coincide with the International Children’s Day observance. Many bids came by telephone or online. The winning bid, tendered by telephone, catapulted the bidding from the low millions to astronomical levels.
Muratov had left Russia on Thursday to begin his trip to New York City, where live bidding began Monday evening.
Early Monday, the high bid was only $ 550,000. The purchase price had been expected to spiral upward — but not over $ 100 백만.
“믿을 수가 없어. I’m awestruck. Personally, I’m flabbergasted. I’m stunned. I don’t really know what happened in there,” said Joshua Benesh, the chief strategy officer for Heritage Auctions.
“We knew that there was a tremendous groundswell of interest in the last couple of days by people who were moved by Dimitry’s story, by Dimitry’s act of generosity, that the global audience was listening tonight,” 그는 말했다.
Muratov and Heritage officials said even those out of the bidding can still help by donating directly to UNICEF.
Muratov shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year with journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines.
The two journalists, who each received their own medals, were honored for their battles to preserve free speech in their respective countries, despite coming under attack by harassment, their governments and even death threats.
Melted down, 그만큼 175 grams of 23-karat gold contained in Muratov’s medal would be worth about $ 10,000.
Muratov has been highly critical of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and the war launched in February that has caused nearly 5 million Ukrainians to flee to other countries for safety, creating the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II.