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Soviet nuclear history

Soviet nuclear history

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Published by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cold War -- History -- Sources.,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources.,
  • Espionage, Soviet -- Sources.,
  • Espionage, American -- Sources.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreSources.
    SeriesBulletin (Cold War International History Project) -- 4
    ContributionsCold War International History Project., Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD"839"B83"no.4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination100 p. :
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20715028M

    What was the relationship between Soviet nuclear scientists and the country's political leaders? This spellbinding book answers these questions by tracing the history of Soviet nuclear policy from developments in physics in the s to the testing of the hydrogen bomb and the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the mids.5/5(1). Nuclear weapon, device designed to release energy in an explosive manner as a result of nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or a combination of the two. Fission weapons are commonly referred to as atomic bombs, and fusion weapons are referred to as thermonuclear bombs or, more commonly, hydrogen bombs.

    W hen a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and burned 33 years ago, it generated a radioactive cloud that contaminated parts of the Soviet Union and Europe before dissipating.. But the accident also created a fog of misunderstanding and confusion — in large part the result of a deliberate coverup by Soviet authorities — that has been slower to lift. Primary nuclear test site = Semipalatinsk Test Site (STS) in northeast Kazakhstan. In the United Nations banned atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons, but in-between the Soviet Union exploded nuclear bombs in the open air. The Soviet Union tested nuclear devices between

      Able Archer 83 The secret history of the NATO exercise that almost triggered nuclear war. In November , Soviet nuclear forces went on high alert. After months nervously watching increasingly assertive NATO military posturing, Soviet intelligence agencies in Western Europe received flash telegrams reporting alarming activity on U.S. bases.   The book mentions in passing that Ronald Reagan's “Star Wars” nuclear weapon expansion forced the USSR to escalate in response, even though it was seeking an opposite course. In doing so, the author refutes his repeated claim that the root cause of the Soviet plan to increase nuclear power was its internally driven urge to expand production.


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―Gabrielle Hecht, Professor of History, University of Michigan; author of The Radiance of France and Being Nuclear. A fascinating analysis of the Soviet Union as a technocratic state, viewed through the lens of both the failures and the successes of its nuclear by: 7. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hough Fred Kaplan’s new book The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War is, for the most part, a.

The history of the American and Soviet nuclear programs have been obfuscated and hidden in plain sight for years. She has brought the information to light for anyone who wants to learn just how horrible our governments and large companies such as Dupont, GE and others acted in their own self interests in the name of defense of our by:   In fact, Melita Norwood was the Soviet Union’s longest-serving British spy.

From World War II through the Cold War, she stole nuclear secrets from the office where she worked as a secretary and Author: Becky Little. The Soviet atomic bomb project (Russian: Советский проект атомной бомбы, Sovetskiy proyekt atomnoy bomby) was the classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.

Although the Soviet scientific community discussed the possibility of an atomic bomb throughout the s Location: Atomgrad, Semipalatinsk, Chagan Lake. Nuclear weapons possess enormous destructive power from nuclear fission or combined fission and fusion reactions.

Building on scientific breakthroughs made during the s, the United States and Great Britain collaborated during World War II, in what was called the Manhattan Project, to build a nuclear weapon--then called an "atomic bomb."In Augusttwo bombs.

(shelved 2 times as soviet-history) avg rating — 16, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Inan investigative team led by John Clearwater, an expert on Canada’s nuclear weapons program and the history of lost nukes, journeyed to the crash site to make its own assessment.

At Author: Dave Roos. An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl Workers, inin a Chernobyl control room still used as. From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster On the morning of ApEurope witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine.

That the Soviet Union and then Russia developed a launch-on-warning posture is argued by Bruce Blair in The Logic of Accidental Nuclear War (Washington, D.C., Brookings Institution, ) and declared by James Cartwright and Vladimir Dvorkin, “How to Avert a Nuclear War,” The New York Times, 19 April   A compelling history of the disaster and its aftermath presents Chernobyl as a terrifying emblem of the terminal decline of the Soviet system Daniel Beer Wed 9 May EDT Last.

Stalin and the Bomb is the definitive work on the Soviet atomic and hydrogen bomb projects. It should be of crucial interest to anyone concerned with the history and politics of early Soviet large-scale nuclear technologies, and with the evolution of the Cold War."—Paul Josephson, New York Newsday (FanFare).

Serhii Plokhy’s book is the first comprehensive history “from the explosion of the nuclear reactor to the closing of the plant in December and. His book, called "The Bomb," draws on declassified documents that show that, for decades, the United States' only plan for its nuclear arsenal was to.

Nuclear History Program Database - Database on nuclear delivery systems deployments and developments prepared for the Nuclear History Program by Phil Karber and Michael Yaffe. Nuclear History Collection (Fred Kaplan Donation) - This is the material that Kaplan collected when he was researching his book, The Wizards of Armageddon (New York, The Soviet civilian nuclear industry has its roots in two grand projects of the twentieth century: the state electrification plan that Lenin championed beginning in and the nuclear weapons program that Stalin launched in ¹ As the nuclear energy industry grew, the bureaucracy that ran the electrification effort and the one that ran the nuclear weapons program would both.

In “The Bomb,” his excellent history of nuclear war and its long shadow, Fred Kaplan reminds us that after America dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima in AugustHarry Truman warned the. p.p1 {margin: px px px px; font: px Times} A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal).On the morning of ApEurope witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the.

Nuclear power Nuclear power in the Soviet Union by B.A. Semenov* Even though the Soviet Union is a large industrial state which bases its economic development on its own mineral fuel resources, it cannot afford to neglect the development of nuclear power, because about 80% of its energy resources are concentrated in eastern regionsFile Size: 1MB.

However, if you're looking for a brief overview of the Soviet nuclear submarine program and the disasters that have taken place during its building, this may be your book.

Though it does focus primarily on the K incident inthe book also discusses other disasters that involved Soviet nuclear-powered maritime vessels that occurred /5. 11 Insightful Books about the Soviet Union Worth Reading. The history of the Soviet Union has long fascinated me- from the start of the empire when the peasants rose up against the establishment and Lenin’s Bolshevik Red Army stormed the winter gardens to the fall of the empire and the events that led up to its collapse.title: soviet nuclear doctrine: concepts of intercontinental and theater war (sr rp 73 subject: nara #: nn; jan keywords: estimate, soviet estimate, soviet policy estimate, soviet military estimate, soviet science estimate, tgdnotsu.