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Russian customs officers detained 106 tons of scrap metal from a decommissioned nuclear submarine while trying to export it to China without a license. This was reported by the press service of the Federal Customs Service (FCS).

After cutting the hull of the submarine, they tried to export the steel by a private company under the guise of scrap of ferrous metals. As noted in the department, for the export abroad of metals that can be reused by melting and subsequent forging when creating military equipment, a license of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia is required.

It was found that the scrap from the submarine was purchased at the shipyard at the auction. The director of the company participated in it, using the license of another company. It is issued to specialized state organizations that have received the right to foreign trade with products of a special category.

A criminal case has been opened against the head of the exporting company under article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Smuggling of military equipment).

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It is difficult to disagree with him, because since the terrible bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have become hundreds of times more powerful. Bemorepanda publishes a list of small but telling facts about the most dangerous weapons on Earth.


People are often said to be the most dangerous animal on the planet. We humans have built the deadliest weapon that can destroy all life on the planet, including ourselves. Nuclear weapons are rightfully considered the most dangerous weapons on Earth. In this article, we have compiled the 25 most important facts about nuclear weapons. It should be noted that many of these facts inspire real horror.


Nuclear weapons facts


The danger of nuclear weapons also lies in the fact that it is believed that no country will be able to ignore them, due to the destructive effect of their use. Thus, even accidental or unauthorized use of nuclear weapons will inevitably entail a response from other nuclear powers, which will lead to the death of all life on Earth.


1. Radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Today, Hiroshima and Nagasaki have normal levels of radiation because the bombs dropped on these cities exploded above the ground.


2. Lucky Yamaguchi

Tsutomu Yamaguchi is a Japanese survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.


3. Marathon runner Tanaka

Shigeki Tanaka, another survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, won the Boston Marathon in 1951.


4. Fat Man and Kid

The two bombs that were dropped on Japan were called "Fat Man" and "Baby".


5. Kokura

The bomb that destroyed Nagasaki was supposed to be dropped on the Japanese city of Kokura, but clouds and fog completely obscured the Kokura munitions factory, which was the original target. Therefore, the bomber headed for the alternate target - Nagasaki.


6. Bonsai 1626

A bonsai tree that was planted in 1626 survived the Hiroshima explosion. It is currently kept in the American Museum.


7. Tsunami after the bombing

A month after the bombing, Hiroshima was hit by a tsunami that killed another 2,000 people.


8. Conversion nuclear bombs

10% of electricity in the US is generated from converted nuclear bombs.


9. Explosion in space

In 1962, the United States detonated a bomb that was 100 times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Japan. It was blown up in space, almost 400 km above the Pacific Ocean.


10. $2 billion for the war

Until 1988, the US government stored $2 billion at the Mount Pony facility in case of a nuclear war.


11. Attraction in Las Vegas

In the 1950s, ground-based nuclear testing was the main attraction in Las Vegas.


12. Explosion on the moon

The United States, during the Cold War, developed a project to detonate an atomic bomb on the moon to show off its military might.


13. Regular paperclip

The amount of active substance that caused the explosion in Hiroshima was no more than an ordinary paper clip.


14. Number of atomic bombs

Russia today has 8,400 nuclear warheads, the United States - 7,650. All other countries have dozens of times fewer nuclear bombs. There are 300 in France, 225 in the UK and 240 in China.


15. Lost Hell

As a result of the accidents, 11 American nuclear bombs were lost. They were never found.


16. Panama Canal 2

Dr. Edward Teller, the father of the hydrogen bomb, developed this terrible weapon for peaceful purposes. In particular, he suggested that a series of carefully calibrated explosions could create a channel similar to the Panama one.


17. Lost 1958

Somewhere off the coast of Georgia, USA, there is an atomic bomb that was lost by the US Air Force in 1958.


18. Computed tomography

During the CT scan, the patient's body is exposed to the same amount of radiation as if he were standing 2.5 km from the explosion in Hiroshima.


19. Atomic Bomb Museum

In New Mexico, there is an atomic bomb museum at the site of the world's first nuclear test. Trinity Site operates only 12 hours a year.


So, more than 2000 nuclear explosions. Studies conducted in the United States as early as 1961 showed that the level of strontium 90 increased in the body of children born after 1945. The level of cancer also increased.


In addition, artificial isotopes that are produced in the process of a nuclear explosion, such as cesium-137 (or radiocesium), have received unusual applications. Art historians use it to detect fakes. Rather, its presence or absence in the canvas / frame / colors confirms whether the picture was painted before 1945 or later.


20. Neutron bomb

Neutron bombs are atomic bombs designed specifically not to create a big explosion. Instead, they create colossal radioactive radiation.


21. Tsar bomb

The Tsar bomb is the largest atomic bomb, the tests of which were carried out by means of detonation. The explosion was so powerful that the seismic wave after it circled the globe three times.


22. Geography of NATO

As part of the NATO arms exchange program, American nuclear warheads are stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.


23. Cesium-137 and strontium-90

One way to check if nuclear tests have been carried out is to detect cesium-137 and strontium-90. These isotopes did not exist in nature until the first use of nuclear weapons in 1945.


24. Drop Over North Carolina

In 1961, two atomic bombs were accidentally dropped from a US Air Force plane over North Carolina. Luckily they didn't explode.


25. Vela Incident

Out of more than 2,000 nuclear tests, one was carried out by an unknown person. The Vela Incident was a reported 1979 Indian Ocean 3-kiloton bomb explosion of unknown origin.


September 22, 1979 there was information about a double flash of light on the Prince Edward Islands, near Antarctica. Such flashes are characteristic of nuclear weapons. The flashes were recorded by the American Vela satellite, which was launched specifically to monitor nuclear activity.


Interestingly, and at the same time scary, no country has yet claimed responsibility for this explosion. Everyone is blamed, including Israel and South Africa, except for the USA.


There is an opinion that there was no incident at all, but there was a banal failure in the satellite equipment. Let's hope so.




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With Putin's threats on nuclear weapons, people have begun to worry and turn to Google for answers to questions about human safety and the damage that can be caused by a nuclear weapon. Bemorepanda has collected the 20 most frequently asked questions on Google in the last few days.


A nuclear bomb is an explosive weapon that uses nuclear reactions, either by nuclear fission or by fusion. These weapons can release huge amounts of energy, causing widespread destruction and death from a small amount of matter.


Nuclear weapons were first developed and used during World War II. J. Robert Oppenheimer led a scientific team that developed the first nuclear weapons. These weapons are extremely destructive and a bomb has the potential to kill millions of people and destroy the entire city.


Weapons work by releasing energy stored in the nuclei of atoms; large amounts of energy can be released from a relatively small amount of matter. There are two types of nuclear weapons: fission and thermonuclear. Fission bombs release energy through fission reactions when heavy nuclei are split into lighter nuclei, releasing energy. Thermonuclear bombs (also known as hydrogen bombs or H-Bombs) use both fission and fusion reactions. Fission reactions are used to trigger fusion reactions. A fusion reaction is when two light nuclei are combined to form a heavier nucleus. Most modern thermonuclear weapons use a reaction between two isotopes of hydrogen: deuterium and tritium. Most modern weapons are thermonuclear because they are more effective.


Top 20 questions about Nuclear Weapons



To date, two nuclear weapons have been used by the United States during the war. Towards the end of World War II, two bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombings killed 120,000 people, mostly civilians. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, with an explosive impact of 15,000 tons of TNT, which destroyed 70% of the city's buildings. Ninety percent of the people at a distance of 500 meters from the explosion died of severe burns or high doses of radiation within three weeks. Those who survived the attack were more likely to have cancer than those who were not in town. The use of these bombs led to the end of World War II, but their use is still debated.


Countries that have nuclear weapons have them mainly as a deterrent. Having only nuclear weapons and threatening to use them is considered sufficient to prevent a country from attacking. There are currently nine countries considered to have nuclear weapons, with Russia and the United States having the majority of weapons. Many countries and international organizations, such as the United Nations, are calling for a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons or even complete international disarmament.


The hydrogen bomb is by far the most important weapon of mass destruction that man has ever invented. It is the most powerful type of nuclear weapon, even 2,000 times more powerful than the bombs detonated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


The difference between a regular atomic bomb and a hydrogen bomb is the type of reaction. Type A atomic bombs release energy accumulated through the fission process (spontaneous or induced phenomenon of cleavage of a heavy atomic nucleus in several products with very high kinetic masses), while hydrogen bombs act by fusing the nuclei of tritium and deuterium. is, according to the explanatory dictionary, a nuclear reaction of merging two light nuclei to form a heavier nucleus).



1. How many nuclear bomb does Russia have?


Russia has the largest known nuclear arsenal in the world, with over 6,200 total weapons— roughly 1,458 strategic warheads on 527 ballistic missiles; 4,500 other warheads; and another 1,750 awaiting decommissioning.


2. Does Russia have a nuclear bomb?


The Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia has 5,977 nuclear warheads, more than any other country. Of these, 1,588 are deployed and ready for use. Its missiles can be fired from land, by submarines and by airplanes.


3. How many nukes does Russia have in 2022?

4,477 nuclear warheads


Hans M Kristensen and Matt Korda, writing for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, stated: "As of early 2022, we estimate that Russia has a stockpile of approximately 4,477 nuclear warheads assigned for use by long-range strategic launchers and shorter-range tactical nuclear forces.


4. Who has the largest nuclear arsenal?



Russia has more nuclear weapons than any other nation on Earth, according to Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists. "We estimate that they have about 4,500 or so nuclear warheads in their military stockpile," he says.


5. Can Russia's nuclear weapons reach the United States?


New START limits all Russian deployed intercontinental-range nuclear weapons, including every Russian nuclear warhead that is loaded onto an intercontinental-range ballistic missile that can reach the United States in approximately 30 minutes.


6. Who gave the atomic bomb to Russia?

Klaus Fuchs


Klaus Fuchs, Physicist Who Gave Atomic Secrets to the Soviet, Dies at 76.


7. How many nuclear weapons does the US and Russia have?


The exact number of nuclear warheads is a state secret and is therefore a matter of guesswork. As of 2022, the Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia possesses 5,977 nuclear weapons, while the United States has 5,428; Russia and the U.S. each have about 1,600 active deployed strategic nuclear warheads.


8. How many nuclear weapons does the US have?

5,550 nuclear weapons


The United States follows with 5,550 nuclear weapons in total, of which 1,389 are active, 2,361 are available, and 1,800 are retired.


9. Which countries have nuclear weapons in 2022?

Countries With Nuclear Weapons 2022


Russia - 6,255 nuclear warheads.

United States of America - 5,550 nuclear warheads.

China - 350 nuclear warheads.

France - 290 nuclear warheads.

United Kingdom - 225 nuclear warheads.

Pakistan - 165 nuclear warheads.

India - 156 nuclear warheads.

Israel - 90 nuclear warheads.


10. Can nuclear weapons be destroyed?


The only way to completely eliminate nuclear risks is to eliminate nuclear weapons from the planet. Roughly 9,000 nuclear weapons are hidden away in bunkers and missile siloes, stored in warehouses, at airfields and naval bases, and carried by dozens of submarines across the world.


11. Who has the largest nuclear weapon?



Russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, but they are far from the only country with such deadly weapons at their command. Currently, the total number of global nuclear weapons is believed to be around 13,000.


12. Who has the best missiles in the world?


The DF-41 is currently the most powerful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), developed in China. It is one of the deadliest ICBMs in the world. It is based on an 8-axle launcher vehicle and is similar in concept to Russian road-mobile ICBMs such as Topol-M and Yars.


13. Would a nuclear war destroy the world?


Such an attack would almost certainly destroy the entire economic, social, and military infrastructure of the target nation, and would probably have a devastating effect on Earth's biosphere.


14. Is Ukraine a nuclear weapon?


Kazakhstan has since acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ukraine has acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ukraine inherited "as many as 3,000" nuclear weapons when it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, making its nuclear arsenal the third-largest in the world.


15. What defense does the US have against nuclear weapons?

Ground-based Midcourse Defense


Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) is the only system currently deployed to defend the continental U.S., with 44 interceptors based in Alaska and California.


16. How did the Russians get nuclear technology?


The Soviets started experimenting with nuclear technology in 1943, and first tested a nuclear weapon in August 1949. Many of the fission-based devices left behind radioactive isotopes which have contaminated air, water and soil in the areas immediately surrounding, downwind and downstream of the blast site.


17. What cities would be nuked first?


Dr. Redlener identified six cities that have the greatest likelihood of being attacked: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston.


18. Which country has the best defense system?


1) United States. Despite sequestration and other spending cuts, the United States spends more money — $601 billion — on defense than the next nine countries on Credit Suisse's index combined.


19. Can a nuclear war be won?


A weapon that can lead to self-destruction is not a weapon that can be used strategically. US President Reagan put it in clear words at the height of the Cold War: “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used.


20. How powerful is a nuclear bomb?


Drozdenko said US nukes generally had explosive yields equivalent to about 300 kilotons of TNT, while Russian nukes tended to range from 50 to 100 kilotons to 500 to 800 kilotons, though each country has more powerful nuclear weapons.




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President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered the "maximum alert" of Russia's nuclear deterrent forces, which has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world. But how many nuclear weapons does Russia have?


Russia is in the final stages of a process of modernizing its strategic and non-strategic nuclear forces, which began several decades ago to modernize Soviet-era weapons with newer systems. In December last year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported that modern weapons and equipment now make up 89.1% of Russia's nuclear arsenal. See here the countries with Nuclear Weapons.


Here are some interesting facts you need to know about Russian nuclear weapons



The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the organization that holds the famous "Clock of the Apocalypse", notes in a report published on February 23 this year that until then that some of Russia's launch vehicles on the border with Ukraine they have the dual capability, meaning they can be used to launch both conventional and nuclear warheads.


The same organization estimated that at the beginning of 2022 Russia's nuclear arsenal numbered about 4,477 nuclear warheads that were assigned to long-range strategic bombers and shorter-range nuclear forces.


Of these, about 1,588 strategic warheads are deployed: about 812 ballistic missiles launched from the ground, about 576 are on nuclear submarines, and possibly another 200 at the airbases of heavy bombers.


Russia's Nuclear Arsenal 


Russia's intercontinental ballistic missiles


Russia's Strategic Missile Forces are currently using several types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), held both in nuclear silos and designated as mobile launch pads.


Valeri Gerasimov, the commander of the Russian General Staff, said in December last year that 95% of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces were permanently ready for battle.


Also late last year, Colonel-General Valeri Gerasimov said in an interview with Krasnaya ​​Zvezda ("Red Star''), the official newspaper of the Moscow Defense Ministry, that the percentage of mobile and silo launchers is "approximately equal. ”.


However, he said that the number of warheads assigned to each silo "is currently slightly higher" than those allocated to mobile launch platforms.


In total, ICBMs are armed with about 60% of Russia's current nuclear warheads.


Based on satellite imagery and information published under the new START Treaty, the US-Russia bilateral agreement on nuclear weapons reduction and limitation, Russia appears to have about 400 ICBMs armed with nuclear warheads, which can be transported to their destination. up to 1,185 warheads.


The ICBMs are organized into three missile armies with a total of 12 divisions consisting of about 40 regiments.


Baikonur nuclear silo 


How many nuclear weapons can Russia launch from submarines?


The Russian Navy operates 10 nuclear-powered submarines that can launch ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. Half are Delta IV class submarines, launched in the early 1980s, while the other 5 are part of the Bora class, which entered the Russian navy in 2010.


Each submarine can carry 16 nuclear ballistic missiles with a total of 800 warheads. However, not all of these submarines are fully operational and the number of warheads loaded in some missiles should have been reduced following the new START Treaty.


Analysts at the Atomic Science Bulletin estimate that Russia's nuclear submarines have about 608 warheads.


Russia's strategic bombers


The Russian Air Force operates two types of heavy bombers capable of launching rockets armed with nuclear warheads: Tu-160 "Blackjack" and Tu-95MS "Bear-H". Analysts estimate that Russia has about 60-70 such bombers, of which only 50 are considered deployed by the provisions of the START agreement.


Both types of bombers can carry nuclear-armed air-to-ground cruise missiles Kh-55 (called "AS-15" by NATO) and upgraded versions can also carry the new Kh-102 cruise missile ("AS-23B").


There are believed to be two versions of the Tu-95: the Tu-95H6, which can carry up to 6 missiles internally, and the Tu-95H16, which was designed to carry missiles both internally and on its wing-mounted pillars. Tu-95H16 can carry a total of 16 missiles.


As for the Tu-160 "Blackjack", each aircraft can carry a total amount of bombs of up to 40,000 kilograms, including 12 AS-15B nuclear cruise missiles.


In total, Russia's strategic bombers have the potential to carry more than 800 nuclear weapons, but estimates put their actual number at about 580.

Tu-160 strategic bomber photographed during a military parade 


Russia's non-strategic nuclear weapons


Russia's military has begun to modernize many of its so-called "non-strategic" short-range nuclear weapons and introduce new types.


These efforts are less clear and comprehensive than the program to modernize strategic forces, but they also involve phasing out Soviet-era weapons and replacing them with fewer but newer weapons.


Russia's new systems added to its nuclear capabilities led the Trump administration to accuse Moscow in 2018 of "increasing the total number of [non-strategic] weapons in its arsenal, while significantly improving their launch capabilities."



The Moscow General Staff continues to attach high importance to non-strategic nuclear weapons in the service of its naval, air, tactical, and missile defense forces, as well as short-range ballistic missiles, considering that they are necessary to counterbalance the superiority of the states. United Nations and NATO in terms of conventional forces.


Analysts estimate that Russia currently has 1,912 non-strategic nuclear warheads that can be launched from the air, from the sea, and the ground. Although there are many rumors that Russia has several such weapons, there are currently no publicly available reliable data to prove this.


Everyone continued to increase the number of nuclear weapons


While the US and Russia continued to reduce their total stockpiles of nuclear weapons by dismantling the warheads withdrawn in 2020, both countries had 50 more nuclear warheads in operation in early 2021.


Russia has also increased its total military nuclear stockpile by about 180 warheads, mainly due to the deployment of several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and ballistic missiles launched at sea (SLBMs).


The strategic nuclear forces deployed by both countries have remained within the limits set by the Treaty on Measures to Further Reduce and Limit Strategic Offensive Weapons in 2010 (New START), although the Treaty does not limit total stockpiles of nuclear warheads.


"The total number of warheads in global military stocks now appears to be rising, a worrying sign that the declining trend in global nuclear arsenals since the end of the Cold War has stagnated," said Hans M. Kristensen, SIPRI Specialist and Director of the Cold War Project. nuclear information of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).



Although Russia and the United States have extended the New Start, prospects for further bilateral control of nuclear weapons between the two nuclear superpowers have remained low.


Russia and the United States together own more than 90% of global nuclear weapons. Both have extensive and costly programs in place to replace and upgrade nuclear warheads, missile and aircraft delivery systems, and production facilities.


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Information on countries with high nuclear potential is based on data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and Business Insider. The nine countries that officially have weapons of mass destruction form the so-called "Nuclear Club".

The United States was the first nation to develop a nuclear bomb. The number of nuclear warheads owned by the United States increased considerably during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. At the same time, however, the Soviet Union was growing its nuclear arsenal. Russia now has 6,850 more nuclear weapons than any other country in the world.


Here are top 9 countries with nuclear arsenal in 2022:


United States


Number of nuclear warheads: 6800


First test: 1945


Use in combat: 1945 (Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan)


Last test: 1992


The country with the strongest army in the world is also the first power to trigger a nuclear explosion and the first to use nuclear weapons in a fighting situation.


Since then, the United States has produced 66.5 thousand atomic weapons units with over 100 different modifications.

Thus, the main range of American nuclear weapons consists of ballistic missiles on submarines. However, the United States and Russia have refused to participate in negotiations on the complete surrender of nuclear weapons, which began in the spring of 2017.


At the same time, the American military doctrine states that America has enough weapons to guarantee both its own security and the security of its allies. In addition, the United States has promised not to attack non-nuclear states if they abide by the terms of the "Non-Proliferation Treaty".




Number of nuclear warheads: 7000


First test: 1949


Last test: 1990


Russia is the world's No. 1 nuclear power in 2022. Some of the weapons were inherited by Russia after the end of the USSR. Existing nuclear warheads were removed from the military bases of the former Soviet republics. According to the Russian military, they can decide whether to use nuclear weapons in response to similar actions. Or in the case of the attack with ordinary weapons, as a result of which the very existence of Russia will be threatened.


On Sunday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the "maximum alert" of Russia's nuclear deterrent forces, which has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.


In December 2021, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that modern weapons and equipment now make up 89.1% of Russia's nuclear arsenal.




Number of nuclear warheads: 300


First test: 1960


Last test: 1995


To date, France has conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests, starting with an explosion in the then French colony of Algeria and ending with two atolls in French Polynesia. At the same time, France has repeatedly refused to participate in other countries' nuclear peace initiatives. It did not join the moratorium on nuclear testing in the late 1950s, did not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Military Nuclear Tests in the 1960s, and did not join the "Non-Proliferation Treaty" until the early 1990s.




Number of nuclear warheads: 270


First test: 1964


Last test: 1996


China is the only country that has decided not to drop nuclear bombs or threaten to launch non-nuclear states. And in early 2011, China announced that it would keep its weapons to a minimum. However, since then, China's defense engineers have invented four new types of ballistic missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. So the question of the exact quantitative expression of this "minimum level" remains open.




Number of nuclear warheads: 215


First test: 1952


Last test: 1991


The United Kingdom is the only country that has not performed tests on its territory. The British preferred to do all the nuclear explosions in Australia and the Pacific Ocean, but in 1991 it was decided to stop them. But in 2015, David Cameron sparked, acknowledging that England was ready to drop a few bombs if needed. But about whom exactly he did not say.




Number of nuclear warheads: 130-140


First test: 1998


Last test: 1998


After the 1974 explosion in India, it was only a matter of time before Islamabad developed its own weapons. The Pakistani prime minister then said: "If India creates its own nuclear weapons, we will make it our own, even if we have to eat grass."


Following India's 1998 test, Pakistan promptly carried out its own detonation, detonating several nuclear bombs at the Chagai test site.




Number of nuclear warheads: 120-130


First test: 1974


Last test: 1998


India did not officially recognize itself as a nuclear power until the end of the last century. However, after the detonation of three nuclear devices in May 1998, two days later, India announced that it was giving up testing.




Number of nuclear warheads: 80


First test: 1979


Last test: 1979


Israel has never stated that it has nuclear weapons, but has not claimed otherwise. In fact, Israel has refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At the same time, Israel is vigilantly monitoring the peaceful and not-so-peaceful atom of its neighbors and, if necessary, does not hesitate to bomb nuclear power plants in other countries - as was the case with Iraq in 1981.


According to rumors, Israel has had every chance of creating a nuclear bomb since 1979, when a suspicious light resembling a nuclear explosion was recorded in the South Atlantic. It is assumed that either Israel or South Africa or both states together are responsible for this test.


North Korea


Number of nuclear warheads: 10-60


First test: 2006


Last test: 2018


North Korea is also on the list of countries with nuclear weapons in 2022. Atomic activity in North Korea began in the middle of the last century, when Kim Il Sung, frightened by US plans to bomb Pyongyang, sought help from the USSR and China. The development of nuclear weapons began in the 1970s, froze as the political situation improved in the 1990s, and naturally continued to worsen. Already since 2004 the "great prosperous state" has been nuclear.


Tension also creates the fact that the exact number of North Korean nuclear warheads is not yet known. According to some data, the number of nuclear bombs would exceed 20, according to others, reaching 60 units.




It is now known which countries have nuclear weapons. Iran is not among them, but it has not reduced its work on the nuclear program, and there are rumors that it has its own nuclear weapons.


On the other hand, the Iranian authorities claim that they can build it for themselves, but for ideological reasons it is limited to the peaceful use of uranium. Iran's use of the atom is currently under IAEA control as a result of the 2015 agreement, but the status quo may soon change. As of January 6, 2020, Iran has dropped the latest restrictions on the nuclear deal to create nuclear weapons for a possible strike on the United States.


2022 statement preventing the use of countries' nuclear arsenal


On January 3, 2022, the leaders of Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States issued a joint statement on preventing the use of nuclear weapons in war. "We declare that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and that it must never be triggered. Since the use of nuclear weapons would have far-reaching consequences, we also state that nuclear weapons - as long as they continue to exist - would "We believe that the continued proliferation of these weapons should be prevented," according to a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.




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On June 17, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree setting the date of elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the VIII convocation for September 19, 2021. They will be held on a single voting day together with the elections of regional and municipal authorities in the Russian Federation.

The organization and conduct of the parliamentary campaign are regulated by the Constitution of the Russian Federation of December 12, 1993 (with amendments approved during the all-Russian vote on July 1, 2020), federal laws "On basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to participate in a referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation" of June 12, 2002 , "On the election of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation" dated February 22, 2014 and others.

The previous parliamentary elections were held in Russia in September 2016. Since then, a number of important changes have been made to the electoral legislation.

TASS has prepared a material about some of the main innovations, in accordance with which the 2021 campaign will be organized.

1.President of Russia

2.I’m not a woman

3.Love yourself

4.Make Russia great again

5.Funny things

6.Love buddies

7.Vote for Putin

8.Putin - 100%

9.Election legitimacy

10.Manipulate elections


12.Russian boy

13.The winner


15.Next election

16.Seem legit

17.Who would win


19.All your memes

20.Win elections

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