We prepared a discussion about Andrey Sacharov

September 07, 2023

On 13 September, together with the National Library of the Czech Republic - Slavic Library and organisation Gulag.cz, we have prepared a discussion dedicated to the Russian nuclear physicist, dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov.

The event entitled "KGB against Andrei Sakharov: wiretapping - surveillance - slander - isolation" took place on Wednesday 13 September 2023 at 5:00 pm in the meeting room of the National Library of the Czech Republic. The discussion was organised on the occasion of the publication of the book "Object of Surveillance. KGB against Andrei Sakharov". Despite the bleak situation this year, the book was published in Moscow thanks to the Memorial Association.

Boris Belenkin, one of the authors of the book, historian and director of the library of the Russian Memorial Association, and Jan Urban, Czech journalist and former dissident who met Andrei Sakharov personally in Moscow in the late 1980s, took part in the discussion. The daughter of Yelena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov's wife, also joined the discussion online.

A recording of the discussion can be found here: https://fb.watch/n2sxv9IMpf/.