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The Place of the First Soviet Atomic Bomb Explosion

Posted on March 15, 2019 by team


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Nuclear test site Semipalatinsky, as a rather lifeless place, was chosen for the first Soviet atomic bomb explosion. It happened in mid 1940s while the last bomb was exploded there nearly thirty years ago. But these ruins remember the time long gone.

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The regional center Semipalatinsk.

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Back to the test site…

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The place of underground explosions.

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Radiation risk warning signs.

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Kurchatov – the city that was the center of the test site. It began to lose population after the USSR collapse, so it has many abandoned houses. Nevertheless, Kurchatov is still developing as a large scientific nuclear center.

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3 Responses to “The Place of the First Soviet Atomic Bomb Explosion”

  1. andrade says:

    horrible legacy

  2. Douglas says:

    People used to watch atomic tests, almost as if they were a sporting event. Now most all of these people have cancer.

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