May, 2021

Sakharov Month
in Vilnius

On May 21, 1921 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov was born. While being one of the most important nuclear physicist of his era, he became an outspoken proponent of non-proliferation of nuclear arms, and the most prominent human rights defender in his country. His role in détente and the development of freedom of speech and self-determination in the Soviet bloc is undisputed.
In celebration of his life the month of May will be dedicated to several events in his honor.

May 6-28, 2021 – Vilnius Town Hall
Exhibition “Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov – A Person of the Era”
Free admission.
May 11, 2021, 17.00 PM – Mazvydas National Library
Exhibition “YOU make the difference”
Free admission.

May 10, 2021, 18.30 PM – Mazvydas National Library
Film “Andrei Sakharov:  a Free Man” by Iosif Pasternak
Registration requested at:
May 13, 2021, 10.00-17.00 PM – Vilnius Town Hall
Tenth International Sakharov Conference: Celebrating Sakharov
Registration obligatory at:
May 14, 2021, 18.30-20.00 – Vaidilos Teatras
Andrei Sakharov Birthday Concert. Alexey Botvinov (Ukraine) + VJ Videomatics
Tickets can be purchased at:

May 21, 2021, 18.00-20.00 – Mo Museum
Film “To the Success of our Hopeless Cause” by Nicolas Miletitch
Registration requested at:

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