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Andrei Sakharov

(1921—1989) Russian nuclear physicist and civil rights campaigner

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A system of labour camps maintained in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died. Besides ordinary criminals, inmates included dissident intellectuals, political opponents, and ...
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Russia's president is determined to modernize this vast country but is also crushing its democracyRussia, which is officially the Russian Federation, is by far the world's largest country, spanning ...
Sakharov, Andrei Dimitrievich

Sakharov, Andrei Dimitrievich (1921–1989)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Soviet physicist and dissident, who was often referred to as the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. He was awarded the ...

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