Effects of 1950s Soviet atom bomb test at Semipalatinsk
Effects of 1950s Soviet atom bomb test. Footage of the shockwave from an atomic bomb destroying ground structures during a Soviet nuclear test in the 1950s. This test took place at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in what is now Kazakhstan. A total of 456 Soviet nuclear tests were conducted at the Semipalatinsk site between 1949 and 1989.