14 How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion

How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion


Look through photos taken by a person who participated in civil defense training carried out at a construction site in the Primorye region in the middle of the last century.


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The person is measuring radioactivity in the epicentre  located right at a construction ground of a house built in the beginning of 1960.

These people are taking out more bricks for construction of another epicenter. By the way, houses of the Primorye region differ from the ones in other parts of Russia. Their windows have shutters and always face the yard and not the streets, a cold veranda sidewise and a porch.

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14 Responses to “How To Survive A Nuclear Explosion”

  1. JCG says:

    reminds me “Burnt by the sun”

  2. Hirsh says:

    Was that building for training or real Soviet housing being built? The mortar joints are horrible looking… but then that seems to be common trait in Soviet construction.

    • yojimbo says:

      I suspect that the entire thing is a mock city they built it to look damaged to fit in with the goal of the exercise.

  3. yojimbo says:

    WE did the same thing in the US during the Cold War in during the 1950’s in particular it was part of Civil Defense.Of course the reality is that ones chances of living through a nuclear blast or more so an entire nation ravaged by it the odds are very slim and life would be bleak in deed for many many years afterwords.These really served the purpose of calming the pubic into the false comfort that they had a chance.

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      Right. The government essentially lied to the public through the old instructional films and the bomb shelters telling everyone nuclear war was survivable. Anybody remember the “Happy Days” bomb shelter in your backyard episode?

      • yojimbo says:

        I actually viewed an old DOE film strip that had been converted to VHS(if you took hours searching the right parts of youtube you could find it)made in 1955 when they where still testing bombs above ground(ban began in 1963 though China did not sign until later that did the last atmospheric nuclear in 1964)in this clip the host is trying to convince the viewer that the testing is for the “greater good of mankind” he even has the nerve to say that the “small” amounts of radiation released into the air some of it will linger for years and may irradiate some people but that this was worth the cost.

        Both the US and USSR tried very hard to make nukes seem like “just another weapon”.

  4. Osip says:

    Our drills were much simpler. Upon warning of the nuclear explosion, we were instructed to bend over and kiss our ass good-bye.

  5. herp&derp says:

    just find some fridge

  6. marxistworker says:

    I was a child who had to practice the “duck and cover” nonsense. At least I don’t remember being told the Soviet Union was evil (that didn’t come until later in H.S. history class and I didn’t buy it).

  7. geoff says:

    I have seen some pictures of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, wow, and I understand the weapons are far more powerful now. Any thoughts of surviving a nuclear weapon attack is nonsense. If we fire those things at each other there is no hope for anyone.

  8. Mr. Fox says:

    White suit is chemical suit?

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