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1949-Soviet A Bomb

Soviet A Bomb

The Soviets had began nuclear research as far back as 1939. Once the US had exploded its bombs over Japan the Soviets intensified their work. The Soviets were aided by spy rings in both the US and Great Britain. On August 29th 1949 the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb at Semipalatinsk in Kazakh. President Truman announced on September 24 the information on the explosion.