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Andrei Sakharov

I was once asked whether it was easy to live with a genius. The question was unexpected for me. I simply loved Andrei Sakharov, although I understood, of course,...

Physics and Freedom

In physics, the exclusion principle holds that an electron within an atom, once in orbit, excludes any other particle from occupying exactly the same orbit. That...

The Dissident ANDREI SAKHAROV

In the fall of 1962, when his life took its fateful turn, Andrei Sakharov was not yet known to the world. He was 41 years old, a decorated Soviet physicist...

Soviet Union Picking Up Where He Left Off

Andrei Sakharov seemed determined to make up for lost time. Within moments of returning to Moscow from seven years of "internal exile" in the city of Gorky,...

SOVIET UNION: The Silencing of Sakharov

For "the conscience of Russia," internal exile to a closed city Every Tuesday for the past decade, the Soviet Academy of Sciences had dispatched an official...

SOVIET UNION: A Warning for Sakharov

It has become almost embarrassingly routine for Soviet officials to attack Andrei Sakharov for criticizing Russian repression. Recently the Soviet physicist...

Soviet Union: Vengeance

Bonner exiled, Sakharov taped Increasingly angered by the dissident activities of Andrei Sakharov over the past two decades, Soviet authorities last week...

Soviet Union: End of a Fast

Sakharov makes his point For 17 days it seemed certain that Andrei Sakharov's war of wills with the Kremlin could end only one way: in defeat and, possibly,...

Soviet Union: Freedom Fast

Sakharov refuses food "I feel that a wall of misunderstanding, indifference and passivity has grown up around me," complained Andrei Sakharov in a letter to...

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