Mr. Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for his efforts to promote freedom of speech and freedom of information, and independent journalism. It is sad that Russian authorities are now trying to silence him. The accusations against him are politically motivated. 

The Norwegian Nobel Committee continues to stand behind the important work carried out by Novaya Gazeta and Mr. Muratov.

- Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen