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October 21, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Andrei D. Sakharov, the Soviet nuclear physicist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 for his uncompromising campaign for human rights, was elected Thursday to the governing council of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Sakharov, who was stripped of all his state awards and sent into internal exile for nearly seven years because of his refusal to halt his human rights activities, was one of 20 top scientists elected to the academy's presidium. Soviet President Mikhail S.
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October 28, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet government announced Thursday that it is turning over a controversial radar station in Siberia to the Soviet Academy of Sciences for use as a civilian-run, international space research center in an attempt to end a long dispute with the United States over the complex. Gennady I.
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October 28, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet government announced Thursday that it is turning over a controversial radar station in Siberia to the Soviet Academy of Sciences for use as a civilian-run, international space research center in an attempt to end a long dispute with the United States over the complex. Gennady I.
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October 21, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Andrei D. Sakharov, the Soviet nuclear physicist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 for his uncompromising campaign for human rights, was elected Thursday to the governing council of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Sakharov, who was stripped of all his state awards and sent into internal exile for nearly seven years because of his refusal to halt his human rights activities, was one of 20 top scientists elected to the academy's presidium. Soviet President Mikhail S.
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February 7, 1994 | Associated Press
Anatoly Alexandrov, who led the Soviet effort to develop nuclear reactors such as the one that exploded at Chernobyl in 1986, died Thursday. He was 90. Alexandrov was also instrumental in developing the Soviet nuclear-powered fleet. He was head of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia's primary nuclear research center, and was president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences for 12 years.
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May 21, 1985
The Soviet Union has denied a visa to an American linguist, causing seven other U.S. scholars to cancel a trip to a 10-day conference at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. The visa application of Joshua Fishman, 59, professor of social sciences at Yeshiva University in New York, was refused without an explanation, and the other scholars then canceled their trip, though they had been granted visas.
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April 8, 1985 | United Press International
Four senators canceled a trip to Moscow today because the Kremlin denied a visa for an aide who had written a critical report on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Sens. William S. Cohen (R-Me.), Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) were to have left today for talks in Moscow with members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. John Ritch, an aide to Biden, was to accompany the delegation.
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