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Future History 1968: Nuclear Physicist Andrei Sakharov Becomes A Dissident

Watch the latest episode in our series exploring the year that shaped the world as we know it.

Posted on July 8, 2018, at 1:06 p.m. ET

Andrei Sakharov was a star of the Soviet Union in the ’60s — a genius nuclear physicist who invented the hydrogen bomb.

But in 1968, he made a bold call for peace and began advocating for the disarmament of the very weapons he helped develop.

Watch it all unfold in the latest episode of Future History.

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