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Severny: Where the USSR Tested the Biggest Nuke in History


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Published on May 07, 2020
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Host - Simon Whistler
Author - Morris M.
Producer - Jennifer Da Silva
Executive Producer - Shell Harris

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Source/Further reading:

BBC - The Monster Atomic Bomb that was too Big to Use:
Atomic heritage foundation:
History of Severny and the Novaya Zemlya:
Some good descriptions of damage caused:
Slate, with some descriptions of the island pre-test:
Atlas Obscura:
What would happen if Tsar Bomba had landed on Nagasaki:
Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb:
Sakharov’s change to dissident:
USSR hydrogen weapons program:
Nenets people today (pictures):
Nuclear stockpiles by country:
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