Andrei Sakharov





Andrei Sakharov

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born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
May 21, 1921

died
December 14, 1989

gender
male


About this author

Russian nuclear physicist, human rights activist, and dissident. Won the Nobel Peace price in 1975


Average rating: 4.04 · 92 ratings · 14 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Memoirs
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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My Country and the World
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Progress, Coexistence, And ...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 15 ratings3 editions
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Lessons of Andrei Sakharov
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1990
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Moscow and Beyond: 1986 to ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Sakharov Speaks
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Andrei Sakharov and Peace
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1985
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Alarm and Hope
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings4 editions
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Razmyshleniia O Progresse, ...
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Il mio paese e il mondo
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1975
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“Thousands of years ago tribes of human beings suffered great privations in the struggle to survive. In this struggle it was important not only to be able to handle a club, but also to possess the ability to think reasonably, to take care of the knowledge and experience garnered by the tribe, and to develop the links that would provide cooperation with other tribes. Today the entire human race is faced with a similar test. In infinite space many civilizations are bound to exist, among them civilizations that are also wiser and more "successful" than ours. I support the cosmological hypothesis which states that the development of the universe is repeated in its basic features an infinite number of times. In accordance with this, other civilizations, including more "successful" ones, should exist an infinite number of times on the "preceding" and the "following" pages of the Book of the Universe. Yet this should not minimize our sacred endeavors in this world of ours, where, like faint glimmers of light in the dark, we have emerged for a moment from the nothingness of dark unconsciousness of material existence. We must make good the demands of reason and create a life worthy of ourselves and of the goals we only dimly perceive.”
Andrei Sakharov

“We should not minimize our sacred endeavors in this world, where, like faint glimmers in the dark, we have emerged....”
Andrei Sakharov

“Intellectual freedom is essential -- freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship.”
Andrei Sakharov