A nuclear physicist in the Soviet Union, Sakharov helped develop their first hydrogen bomb. In the late 1960s, he became an outspoken critic of the arms race and of Soviet repression. He and his wife were exiled within the Soviet Union for protesting. In 1975, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace.
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“My 23 year-old son Andrei did not want to volunteer,” she said.
At that first meeting, activists elected Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov to be the chair for their society.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience|Anna Nemtsova|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the past, there was a square in Washington in front of the Soviet embassy which was called ‘Sakharov Plaza.’
So each time they had to write something at the Soviet embassy, they had to mention Sakharov.
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Indeed, Pietro Andrei's death seemed to be nobody's business, though we are told that not so much as a sparrow may fall unheeded.
Do you know, they had the impertinence to send one of their threatening letters to poor Andrei before they shot him.
The other—Andrei Perucca—who has been in hell these thirty years, made sheep's eyes, they told me, at de Vasselot's young wife.
De Vasselot was quicker and smaller, and as agile as a goat, and Andrei Perucca lost him altogether.
At length Andrei Perucca raised his head over a big stone, and looked right into the muzzle of de Vasselot's gun.