Tag: Arms Race


RDS-6s is the codename for a hydrogen bomb the Soviet Union detonated on August 12, 1953. The bomb detonation was done as a test at the Semipalatinsk test site, which is current day Northern Kazakhstan. The bomb detonated a force measured … Continue reading

The H-Bomb!

On August 12, 1953 the Soviet Union successfully detonated their first hydrogen bomb at the Semipalatinsk test site in northern Kazakhstan. One important thing about the Hydrogen bomb  they created was that it was the Soviet Unions own original design, unlike the atomic bomb they dropped whose design was stolen from the United States through espionage. Stalin placed the highest priority on the Soviets nuclear …

Deadly Cake

In the years immediately following the death of Joseph Stalin (1953), two ‘trends’ or ‘shifts’ in particular took place throughout the Soviet Union.  For starters, a de-Stalinization of sorts was set into motion throughout the motherland (Freeze, 413).  In addition to attempts to diffuse and/or move away from the ‘cult of personality’ following his death, … Continue reading “Deadly Cake”