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Washington, DC: Father of the Soviet Hydrogen Bomb (Gone)

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. Disappeared in March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russia House

Russia House, North of Dupont Circle, NW corner of Florida Ave. NW and Connecticut Ave NW.
Disappeared shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Father of the Soviet Hydrogen Bomb

It's gone 15 October 2023.

[Richard, 10/23/2023]

The sculpture of Andrei Sakharov disappeared in March 2022, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine. It had stood in front of "Russia House," which was just a restaurant, but which nevertheless felt compelled to permanently close and put Andrei in storage.

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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