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Georgy Nikolayevich Flyorov (1913-1990, right), Soviet nuclear physicist, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, with department head Dr Vorobyev (left). In 1942, Flyorov's letters to Stalin helped start the Soviet atomic bomb project. Flyorov was a Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and Director of the nuclear reactions laboratory at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. His awards include Hero of Socialist Labour. Vorobyev was a winner of the Lenin Prize. Photographed in 1986, in Dubna, in the Moscow region of Russia.
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