Not many people know about the contribution of Dmitry Muratov [to protection of freedom of speech] in our country. But now they will learn about it – and not only in Russia, but all over the world. The Editor-in-Chief of Novaya Gazeta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Muratov became the third recipient of this award in our country after Andrei Sakharov and Mikhail Gorbachev. And this is fair.

It is Muratov who preserved Novaya Gazeta as the last bastion of honest journalism in Russia. It is Muratov who has been saving journalists from deadly threats for many years. It is Muratov who, literally, with his own hands and continuously risking his life, has been defending freedom of speech in our country

Congratulations to Dmitry Andreyevich on a well-deserved award!

P.S. And, certainly, it is very pleasant that Dmitry Muratov, the Nobel laureate of 2021, is a longtime member of the Yabloko party.