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Orlov Yuri B2

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Orlov Yuri B2

Image title: 
Informal portrait of Yuri Orlov
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Photograph by Charles Harrington, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Photo of Yuri Orlov taken during an interview not long after his deportation to New York from Siberia. A well-known Soviet physicist and human rights activist, Orlov spent years in KGB prison, labor camp and Siberian exile as punishment for his human rights activities.  In 1987 he resumed his scientific research at Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 6.5 x 9.5 inches)
Orlov, Yuri, 1924-