Book Discussion on Sakharov: A Biography

Mr. Lourie discussed his biography of Andrei Sakharov, the Russian physicist who created the Soviet hydrogen bomb during the Cold… read more

Mr. Lourie discussed his biography of Andrei Sakharov, the Russian physicist who created the Soviet hydrogen bomb during the Cold War. Later Sakharov developed concerns about the health and political ramifications of the bomb, and became a social advocate for human rights and intellectual freedom. After accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 he was exiled by the U.S.S.R. from Moscow to Gorky, where he continued his vocal dissent and protested the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Mr. Lourie responded to questions from members of the audience. Then Andrei Sakharov’s widow, Yelena Bonner, made some remarks in Russian which were translated by her daughter, Tatiana Yankelevich. close

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Book Discussion on Sakharov: A Biography

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2002
Last Aired:
Dec 12, 2006

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  • May 25, 2002 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2002 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2002 | 4:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 2002 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2006 | 4:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
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