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Illustration by John Alcorn, 1973, Sacharov. Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) was a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist.

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Oct 9 - ON THIS DAY in 1975, Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet physicist who helped build the USSR's first hydrogen bomb, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his struggle against "the abuse of power and violations of human dignity in all its forms."

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Andrei Sakharov - the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb later became a dissident to the Soviet regime, and in 1975 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1989: On March 26, the people of the Soviet Union vote in free elections for the first time since 1917 and elect a new Congress of Peoples Deputies. While the majority of Communist Party-endorsed candidates are elected, over 300 candidates win out over the endorsed candidates. Among them are Boris Yeltsin, physicist Andrei Sakharov (shown), and lawyer Anatoly Sobchak.

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Andrei Sakharov - father of the hydrogen bomb

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Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. "[for his] struggle for human rights, for disarmament, and for cooperation between all nations"

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Andrei Sakharov funeral. Moscow, December, 1989 [::SemAp FB || SemAp::]

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Andrei Sakharov on Soviet Nobel Peace Prize winners, the USSR stamp issued on 14 May 1991

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Colégio Andrei Sakharov

Colégio Andrei Sakharov em Carapicuíba, SP

May 21, 1921 - Andrei Sakharov (d. 1989), Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist, is born (the Sakharov Prize, which is awarded annually by the European Parliament for people and organizations dedicated to human rights and freedoms, is named in his honor)

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