Sakharov Centre

Sakharov Centre information

Location
Moscow , Russia
Address
ul Zemlyanoy val 57
Telephone
+7 495 623 4401
Getting there
Metro: Chkalovskaya
More information
www.sakharov-center.ru
Opening hours
11am-7pm Tue-Sun
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South of Kursky vokzal, by the Yauza River, is a small park with a two-storey house containing a human-rights centre named after Russia's most famous dissident. Inside, there is a museum recounting the life of Sakharov, the nuclear-physicist-turned-human-rights-advocate, detailing the years of repression in Russia and providing a history of the courage shown by the dissident movement.

The centre holds numerous presentations and debates on contemporary political and human-rights issues. It is under constant pressure from the authorities.

The park is dotted with unusual sculptures, most built from weapons and other military-industrial waste. Look out for a piece of the Berlin Wall that has been repurposed in to a poignant display. Temporary exhibitions cover current human-rights issues and contemporary art.