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1st Russian Atomic Bomb RDS-1

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RDS-1 (Joe-1) Atomic Bomb

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Radiation at the first Soviet nuclear weapon test site RDS 1

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HD The first atomic bomb of Five countries 1945~1964 USSR China UK French USA

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RDS-3 Soviet atomic bomb test (1951)

The RDS-1, also known as Izdeliye 501 and First Lightning, was the nuclear bomb used in the Soviet Union's first nuclear weapon test. The United States assigned it the code-name Joe-1, in reference to Joseph Stalin. It was detonated on 29 August 1949 at 7:00 a.m., at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, after top-secret research and development as part of the Soviet atomic bomb project.
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