Andrei Sakharov: Scientist, dissident, human rights activist 

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10-12-2021 to 31-03-2022

Andrei Sakharov: Scientist, dissident, human rights activist

Brussels
Parlamentarium

Meet the man behind the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Visit the exhibition before it ends on 31 March. 

Age of the target audience
From
16
To
99
years
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Languages available during the activity EN, FR, NL, DE

Andrei Sakharov: Scientist, dissident, human rights activist

Brussels
Parlamentarium
16
99
years
45'
EN, FR, NL, DE

The Parlamentarium, the European Parliament’s Visitor Centre, is hosting the temporary exhibition “Andrei Sakharov: Scientist, Dissident, Human Rights Activist” as part of the celebrations marking 100 years since the birth of Andrei Sakharov, a man who inspired the creation of European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Created in partnership with the Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia, and the Sakharov Research Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania, the exhibition highlights the major events in the life of Andrei Sakharov, also known as the “father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb.” Through various archive and multimedia exhibits, visitors are taken on a journey from Sakharov’s early years, through his scientific research, his growing interest in human rights, and finally his involvement in the process of democratization in the USSR in the late 1980s. The journey continues with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded by the European Parliament each year since 1988, which carries on Sakharov’s legacy in the fight for peace, democracy and respect for human rights.

The exhibition is available in English, with translations provided in French, Dutch and German, via a QR code available on site.

Visitors can find the exhibition at the end of the regular visit in the Parlamentarium, until 31 March 2022.

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