Nobel Prize

Kremlin welcomes fact that editor who criticizes it won Nobel peace prize

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Kremlin welcomes fact that editor who criticizes it won Nobel peace prize

DMITRY MURATOV. The editor-in-chief of the Novaya Gazeta opposition newspaper Dmitry Muratov (R) interviews Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in his Gorki residence outside Moscow April 13, 2009.

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'He persistently works in accordance with his own ideals, he is devoted to them, he is talented, he is brave,' says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin on Friday, October 8, congratulated Dmitry Muratov, an editor and journalist, on winning the Nobel peace prize despite the fact his Novaya Gazeta newspaper has often criticized the Russian authorities.

Muratov was one of two journalists to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year honored the right to free speech which the prize-giving committee said was under threat around the globe.

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“We can congratulate Dmitry Muratov,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“He persistently works in accordance with his own ideals, he is devoted to them, he is talented, he is brave,” said Peskov. – Rappler.com