Russian journalist helps Ukraine – level 2

29-06-2022 07:00

Russian journalist Dmitri Muratov helped start the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and he was the editor-in-chief.

The newspaper was independent, and it criticized the Russian president and government. In February 2022, after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Russian government closed all independent media.

In October 2021, Muratov got a Nobel peace prize medal for his fight for freedom of expression. Last week, Muratov sold his medal at an auction to an unknown person for $103.5 million. He was surprised by how much money someone paid.

Muratov said that as a Russian, he felt responsible for Russia’s actions. The money from the medal will go to UNICEF; it will use the money to help Ukrainian children who lost their homes in the war.

Difficult words: independent (not controlled by the government), editor-in-chief (a person, who is responsible for a group of journalists), freedom of expression (when everybody can say what they think).

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