Andrei (Dmitrievich) 1921-89; Russ. nuclear physicist: political dissident & human rights activist
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Soviet physicist and dissident who helped develop the first Soviet hydrogen bomb. An outspoken advocate of human rights and nuclear disarmament, he won the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize and was banished to Gorky (now Nizhniy Novgorod) from 1980 to 1986.