von Hippel, Frank and Sakharov, Andrei

Frank von Hippel and Andrei Sakharov at the Sakharov apartment in Moscow, January 1987, just after the Sakharovs had returned from house arrest in Gorki. A few days later Sakharov had his first meeting with Gorbachev, which von Hippel attended. Sakharov was the father of the Soviet H-bomb, but became most famous for his human rights activism.