Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

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Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Death 14 Dec 1989 (aged 68)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
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Scientist, Social Reformer. A leading figure in the development of the Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb program. He became a full member of the Academy of Sciences in 1953. In 1958 he openly opposed nuclear weapon tests, thereafter supporting East-West co-operation and human rights, and in 1975 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Exiled to Nizhni Novgorod (formerly Gorky) in 1980 as a leading dissident, he lived under poor conditions until released in 1986. He was elected to the Congress of People's Deputies in 1989.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 15 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8390912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (21 May 1921–14 Dec 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8390912, citing Vostryakovskoe Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .