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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

1800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
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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