Sakharov: A Biography
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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Yelena Bonner Widow
Carla Cohen Founder and Co-Owner Politics and Prose Bookstore
Richard Lourie Author
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