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Documentary episodes. Our life at the USSR Secret Nuclear Testing Range "Semipalatinsk-21" in Kazakhstan.
Producers: Timofey and Konstantin Yuriev
Date: March, 2012
Place: Semipalatinsk-21 (Kurchatov), Kazakhstan
The site was selected in 1947 by Lavrentiy Beria.
Prisoners were used to construct a city, with houses, along with a bridge, a simulated subway in the vicinity of the test site, an airport, a rail-station, hospitals, schools. Armor hardware, and approximately 50 aircraft were brought to the testing grounds, as well as over 1,500 animals to test the bomb's effects on life.
It was falsely claimed that surrounding vast 18,000 km steppe was "uninhabited".
The first Soviet bomb, Operation First Lightning, was conducted in on August 29, 1949, scattering fallout on nearby villages of Kazakh nomads, which Lavrentii Ber
In: Weapons, Science and Technology
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Location: Kazakhstan (load item map)
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