The center part of the exhibition consists of 21 banners. The first 18 were developed by the Moscow Sakharov Center, three others were added that focus on the work of the Sakharov Centers in Moscow and Kaunas and other events e.g. the annual Sakharov Concerts in Odessa; the last two focus on the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament.
In Vilnius the exhibition was presented in the English language, with the original Russian text and a Lithuanian translation provided. The German translation of the exhibitio, which can be viewed online, was prepared by the Research Center for Eastern Studies at the University of Bremen, with large contributions from the students of the University.
In a small on-site cinema we will show several clips that have been made for this exhibition and which show aspects of Sakharov’s life and influence.
- A 22-minute clip based on the film “Andrei Sakharov – A Free Man” by Iosif Pasternak shows important moments in his life mostly based on historical footage.
- A 9-minute clip based on interviews made by the French journalist Nicolas Miletitch feature a number of dissidents who knew Sakharov and discuss his person.
- A 7-minute clip based on a 2020 interview with his granddaughter Marina Sakharov shows Sakharov from a hitherto unique position, that of a person talking about her grandfather.