Washington, DC: Father of the Soviet Hydrogen Bomb

In front of the Russia House, a bust concentrates, pressing his temples with his fingers. Spoon-bending psychic? Chess master? No! It's Andrei Sakharov, Soviet physicist, designer of its nuclear program, though later an activist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Russia House

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1800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
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Russia House, North of Dupont Circle, NW corner of Florida Ave. NW and Connecticut Ave NW.
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Andrei Sakharov.

Bust of Soviet H-Bomb Dad, Peace Activist

Next to the stairs leading to the entrance of the Russia House is a sculpture of a man's head, supported by a pair of hands attached to a pillar, the fingers pushing against the temples. It's Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) by sculptor P. Shapiro.

[Sheila Duignan, 04/28/2013]

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