Oct 9 - ON THIS DAY in Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet physicist who helped build the USSR's first hydrogen bomb, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his struggle against "the abuse of power and violations of human dignity in all its forms.
Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights
RUUSIA - Parallels, Events, People is a VOA documentary series on the Soviet dissident movement. It was produced with support from the Andrei Sakharov Foundation and the Oak Foundation. The series is available in Russian here.
Aug. 20, 1953: Soviets Say, 'We've Got the H-Bomb, Too'