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Andrei Sakharov

Andrei SakharovAKA Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Born: 21-May-1921
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 14-Dec-1989
Location of death: Moscow, Russia
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Vagankovskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Developed the Soviet hydrogen bomb

Wife: Klavdia (d. Mar-1969 cancer, three children)
Wife: Yelena Bonner (pediatrician and activist, m. 1971, until his death)

    University: BS Physics, Moscow State University (1938-42)
    University: PhD Physics, P. N. Lebedev Institute (1947)
    Professor: Lebedev Institute (1945-80)

    American Philosophical Society 1978
    Russian Academy of Sciences 1953
    Hero of Socialist Labor 1953
    Hero of Socialist Labor 1956
    Hero of Socialist Labor 1962
    Order of Lenin (twice)
    Stalin Prize
    Nobel Peace Prize 1975
    Humanist of the Year 1980
    Asteroid Namesake 1979 Sakharov
    Hunger Strike
    Exiled to Nizhny Novgorod (1980-85)

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