Here is an old Soviet civil defense book. Books like this were used to raise awareness of sudden attack performed on Soviet Union in masses. Like, what to do if nuclear bomb drops.
“Mass Destruction Weapons”
“Weapons of mass destruction”.
“Nuclear weapons are the most powerful mass destruction weapons”.
“Atom and its structure”.
continues discussing of atom structure.
Isotopes and ionisation of atoms. This is much more higher level than a basic person could know, but they say people were much more educated en masse in Russia compared to Western countries. So even isotopes structure was pretty interesting for them. Or it was a propaganda statement?
“How radioactivity works”
“How the nuclear arms are working”
“How thermo nuclear armaments work”
“Bringing atomic weapons to the target”
More ways to deliver the nuclear charges to the end consumer.
Types of nuclear explosions.
Stages of nuclear explosion.
Stages of nuclear explosion, continued.
Destruction factors of an atomic explosion.
The shock wave of the explosion.
The shockwave consequences.
Range of destruction after the nuclear explosion.
The damaging effect of luminous radiation.
Zones of the radioactive pollution – spread by winds and rains.
Damaging effects of radiation – four stages.
Electromagnetic impulse destroys electric and electronic devices.
Signs the enemy has used chemical weapons.
Spread of chemical weapons.
Signs of contamination by chemical weapons.
Protection of mass destruction weapons.
“Be ready to act and form civil defense units”.
What do you think, how useful it is now?