Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | August 11, 2011

Infamous Anniversaries: The Soviet RDS-6 test – a stepping stone to the H-bomb

Fifty-eight years ago, on 12 August 1953, the Soviet Union conducted the ‘RDS-6’ nuclear test in Semipalatinsk in modern-day Kazakhstan. Although only the country’s fifth nuclear test, it reached a yield of 400 kilotons, around 30 times that of the Hiroshima bomb. The nuclear arms race further escalated.

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