Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov, a world-renowned Russian journalist, has auctioned off his Nobel Prize medal to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees. The medal sold last Monday night for a record-breaking $103.5 million, shows a united front across the globe to help Ukraine win the war.

The Nobel Peace Prize

Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize last year with Filipino journalist Maria Ressa for their vital contributions to journalism and the freedom of speech in their respective countries, both of which were backsliding into authoritarianism.

Muratov is the editor-in-chief of “Novaya Gazeta,” an independent newspaper outlet in Russia that has since suffered from the effects of the Russian government trying to sensor Russian media following the invasion of Ukraine. Like Muratov, Ressa also heads an independent news outlet in the Philippines, “Rappler,” which has since been attacked by the outgoing Duterte Administration.

Muratov’s $103.5 million will reportedly go to UNICEF’s child refugee fund, as Heritage Auctions would reveal in a tweet. If the medal were melted down, the 175 grams of 23-karat gold would be worth some $10,000, thus exceeding its monetary value.