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Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Soviet soldiers were used as guinea pigs during nuclear tests in the 1950s - Comments

Hundreds of Soviet soldiers and officers were put through a hideous test in the Semipalatinsk nuclear range on September 10, 1956. A battalion of paratroopers (272 servicemen) was ordered to make a landing into the epicenter of a nuclear explosion produced by a 38 kiloton atomic bomb. The troops were dropped by parachute from helicopters right into the land caked by unimaginable temperatures

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