Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear Weapon’
In mid-September 1954, nuclear bombing tests were performed in Totskoye range during the training exercise Snezhok(Snowball or Light Snow) with some 45,000 people, all Soviet soldiers and officers, who were exposed to radiation from a bomb twice as powerful as the one dropped on Hiroshima nine years earlier. The exercise was commanded by the Marshal of the Soviet Union, Georgy Zhukov. At 9:33 a.m. on
The secret submarine base in a small Crimean town of Balaclava is one of the largest military installations that have been abandoned after the collapse of the USSR. A complex, containing ammunition (including nuclear) and performed repairs of submarines , is located at the Tavros mountain since 1961. The dock base could shelter up to
During the Soviet era, the Red Square maintained its significance, becoming a focal point for the new state. Besides being the official address of the Soviet government, it was renowned as a showcase for military parades from 1919 onward. Lenin’s Mausoleum would from 1924 onward be a part of the square complex, and also as the grandstand for important
From 1959 the Soviets introduced a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) into service, including the SS-4 ‘Sandal’, the SS-6 ‘Sapwood’ (R-7), the SS-7 ‘Saddler’ (R-16), the SS-8 ‘Sasin’ (R-9A), the SS-8 ‘Sasin’ (R-26), the SS-9 ‘Scarp’ (R-36), and the SS-16 ‘Sinner’ (RT-21), which was possibly never made fully operational. By 1990 all these early types of missiles had been retired from service.