Sakharov (1984)

Associated Locations:

  • Moscow, Russia

Associated Dates:

  • January 22, 1980 – Andrei Sakharov is detained and exiled for protest work

This biographical film on Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov’s actions first caused him to lose a senior party position, then half his salary, in addition to interrogation and pressure from the KGB, and finally completely being dismissed from his job and exiled to Gorky, an industrial city.

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