Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons & Human Rights
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) was a Soviet physicist who became, in the words of the Nobel Peace Committee, a spokesman for the conscience of mankind. He was fascinated by fundamental physics and cosmology, but first he spent two decades designing nuclear weapons. Considered the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, he gradually became one of the regime's most courageous critics, a defender of human rights, peace and democracy. His remarkable pilgrimage is explained by his biographer and illuminated with rare photos.