The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov.
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- New Haven : Yale University Press, 2005.
- Annals of Communism Ser.
Annals of Communism Ser.
1 online resource (443 pages)
- Sakharov, Andrei, -- 1921-1989.
Soviet Union. -- Komitet gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti -- Archives.
Human rights workers -- Soviet Union.
Dissenters -- Soviet Union.
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- Andrei Sakharov (1921- 1989), a brilliant physicist and the principal designer of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, later became a human rights activist and-- as a result-- a source of profound irritation to the Kremlin. This book publishes for the first time ever KGB files on Sakharov that became available during Boris Yeltsin's presidency. The documents reveal the untold story of KGB surveillance of Sakharov from 1968 until his death in 1989 and of the regime's efforts to intimidate and silence him. The disturbing archival materials show the KGB to have had a profound lack of understanding of the spiritual and moral nature of the human rights movement and of Sakharov's role as one of its leading figures.
Preface by Alexander Gribanov
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Andrei Sakharov, the KGB, and theLegacy of Soviet Dissent
1. Emergence of a Public Activist
2. Who's Afraid of an Organized Opposition?
3. Counterattack: Disorganizing the Opposition
4. Bitter Air of Exile
5. New Rules of Engagement
Annotated List of KGB Documents
Glossary of Names
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Gribanov, Alexander.
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- Print version: Rubenstein, Joshua The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov
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