Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Death 14 Dec 1989 (aged 68)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Plot 80
Memorial ID 8390912 · View Source
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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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