Monument to the physicist A. Saharov

Bronze - 1,5m, Nijny Novgorod, Russia 2008

Andrey Saharov was the genius nuclear physician who created the first hydrogen atomic bomb.
His work was originally dedicated to military science and technical progress. Later understanding his work was turned against humanity, much against his own will, he became a human rights defender in his own land and was much in demand around the world, even as he fought against Gorbatchev, to organise the nuclear disarmament treaties with USA (then with president R.Reagan).In the monument, his unnatural sitting position, somewhat like a tortured person, represents his fight with the communist regime that would lead to his degrading quality of life and premature death. Millions of Russians remember him as the weak man the power in place could not defeat.