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
My father played the piano remarkably well, in particular Chopin, Grieg, Beethoven and Scriabin. During the civil war he earned a living by playing the accompaniment to silent films at the cinema.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not trust governments more than governments trust their own people.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing threatens freedom of the personality and the meaning of life like war, poverty, terror. But there are also indirect and only slightly more remote dangers. One of these is the stupefaction of man (the "gray mass," to use the cynical term of bourgeois prognosticators) by mass culture with its intentional or commercially motivated lowering of intellectual level and content, with its stress on entertainment or utilitarianism, and with its carefully protective censorship.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.More Andrei Sakharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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