Russia tested 50 megaton Tsar Bomba nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle in 1961

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Russia tested 50 megaton Tsar Bomba nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle in 1961.

Bomb produced largest man-made explosion in history, 3,333 times more powerful than blast at Hiroshima.

The “Tsar Bomba,” “The King of Bombs,” or “Big Ivan” according to the Soviet, produced the most powerful artificial explosion in history and greatly enhanced the anxiety that accompanied the Cold War.

While “Little Boy,” the bomb dropped over Hiroshima and the first nuclear device ever detonated, had a yield equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT and was capable of disintegrating an entire city, the Tsar Bomba had a yield of a whopping 50 megatons and was virtually capable of destroying an entire small country.

Russia has released previously-unseen top secret footage of the largest nuclear explosion ever to take place caused when the country detonated its Tsar Bomba device over the Barents Sea in 1961.

Soviet photographers struggled to capture the scale of the blast caused by the 50 megaton thermonuclear bomb, which exploded with the force of 50million tons of conventional explosives, or 3,333 times the force of the bomb that levelled Hiroshima.

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