Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov

was a Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Sakharov was an advocate of civil liberties and reforms in the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975
In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [07/12/2011 11:07:31]
You can't sit on two chairs at once.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I regard the death penalty as a savage and immoral institution that undermines the moral and legal foundations of society. I reject the notion that the death penalty has any essential deterrent effect on potential offenders. I am convinced that the contrary is true - that savagery begets only savagery.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am especially grateful for the memory of my grandmother, Maria Petrovna, who was the family's good spirit. She died before the war at the age of 79. My grandmother brought up six children and when she was around 50 years old she taught herself English all on her own.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [07/12/2011 11:07:39]

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