The unexpected value of a medal and the kind-heart of a Russian man2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Hello and welcome to Word of the Day-Owliver’s brand new segment on big and confusing words. Learn about some of the world’s most pressing news while muscling up your vocabulary to make you the next biggest thing in journalism. First, read the document below for a quick rundown on what’s going on and then stick around till the end of this page for some games and thought-provoking questions. Oh! And don’t forget to send us your responses to our questions to get featured in our online newspaper!
Do you that think the Russian people are in any way responsible for the war in Ukraine?
A few fun facts:
Journalists at Novaya Gazeta have been threatened and even killed for speaking up against the government! In fact, even Muratov was attacked on a train by a group of men who threw red paint on him.
Yes, the Nobel Prize is indeed made of gold. But if you melted that gold and re-sold it as a block, it would be worth only 10,000 dollars.
Dmitry Muratov already donated all the money he won with his Nobel Peace Prize to charity.
No one knows the identity of the mystery bidder who paid a whopping 103.5 million for Muratov’s Nobel Prize. The auction was conducted over the phone.