Documentary episodes. Our life at the USSR Secret Nuclear Testing Range "Semipalatinsk-21" in Kazakhstan.
Producers: Timofey and Konstantin Yuriev
Date: March, 2012
Place: Semipalatinsk-21 (Kurchatov), Kazakhstan
The site was selected in 1947 by Lavrentiy Beria.
Prisoners were used to construct a city, with houses, along with a bridge, a simulated subway in the vicinity of the test site, an airport, a rail-station, hospitals, schools. Armor hardware, and approximately 50 aircraft were brought to the testing grounds, as well as over 1,500 animals to test the bomb's effects on life.
It was falsely claimed that surrounding vast 18,000 km steppe was "uninhabited".
The first Soviet bomb, Operation First Lightning, was conducted in on August 29, 1949, scattering fallout on nearby villages of Kazakh nomads, which Lavrentii Beria, had neglected to evacuate.
The yield was 22 kilotons of TNT, similar to the United States' "Fat Man" bomb. Its development was years ahead of American military-intelligence projections, and came as quite a shock to the West.
Later on, this area was used for more than 100 subsequent above-ground weapons tests.
When we arrived to the field, at the distance of about 300 meters, from the center of the first explosion, we found four conical cement things, about 3 meters in length, these used to be a protection for ballistic jet heads, now its blown away by an impact to another 300 meters.
A bit in the distance we discovered testing towers, which represented apartment buildings. Apartments were filled with furniture, animals and manikins.
There are also command centers, cement bunkers, and different types of army related structures.
About one year ago, in the epicenter, there was old, rusty military equipment, tanks and armor. Now it's stolen by the Kazakh nomads, for resale as a scrap metal.
When we walked in the underground metro station, there were no animals or birds inside. Quiet and cold. Army had trains installed here, but it is metal, which means it has been stolen by the nomads, and sold for scrap.
When we went back to the field, It was a good feeling to stand in the epicenter of 100 nuclear explosions.
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Documentary episodes: Our life at the USSR Nuclear Testing Range "Semipalatinsk-21" in Kazakhstan.
Producers: Timofey and Konstantin Yuriev
Date: March, 2012
Place: Semipalatinsk-21 (Kurchatov), Kazakhstan
I grew up in Kazakhstan, at the place called by many names: Semipalatinsk-21, Moscow-400, Kurchatov, Country Limonia, Final Stop, Range of Death, and etc.. These names known only by certain people. You couldn't find this town on the map. It's a secret nuclear testing range. The birthplace of Soviet nuclear weaponry, and some of the most bizarre nuclear research projects. In this place, since 1949, Soviet army did more than 600 nuclear explosions, above the ground, below and in the air. As well as thermonuclear, hydrogen tests. My mother and father were nuclear physicists. My mother spent her time, studying consequences of nuclear explosions on the life matter. My father was building testing ranges, and blowing them up...
In 1991, russian government withdrew it's military forces from the kazakhstan, leaving behind scientists, and workers of the testing range. After russian army left, Kazakh nomads went thru the city taking it apart, brick by brick. What used to be one of the most unique, most scientifically advanced places on earth, as well as my home... was destroyed.
Everything shakes, I hear the rumble, i'm in the middle of the room. One of the pictures falls of the wall and its glass breaks. There is a woman standing and holding herself in the frame of the kitchen door. Out of the top of the frame the brick falls out and lands on the woman's foot. She screams. I run to her and see there is blood coming from her wounded leg. I run to the kitchen and get some medical supplies, rushing to get back to the woman to put some iodine on her foot. The woman is my mother. I'm 3 years old, and I'm calm. This is my normal life. The earthquake is a side effect of nuclear test happening nearby. These tests happen around here on a regular base, about one time per month.
At 7 years of age, I was in the second grade. Approximately one time per month our teachers would bring us out of school, and place us in front of it, in one line. We would stand there, for about 30 min, until the nuclear blast would pass, so we would not be buried alive under the rumbles. We were standing there, one to one, anticipating something happening. We would just wait calmly, expecting our school to collapse. It never did. After that, we would go back in the building, and continue with our studies.
After my birth, my blood was tested, and, to my mother's surprise, discovered some type of anomaly, an adaptation to the higher levels of radiation. A mutation, hidden from the naked eye, allowing me to survive higher levels of radiation...
Couple years later my brother was born. He also had similar type of adaptation. We've been told by the scientists, that everyone, who was born on the nuclear range, had these mutations. During lines of tests, our military, discovered, that we are unaffected by anesthetics such as morphine and similar substances. We were told, that in case of the nuclear holocaust, me, my brother, and people alike, would be the ones, who could survive and continue existence on this planet.
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A little while ago, me, and my brother decided to go back to our home place, the nuclear base in the middle of kazakhstan. Upcoming episodes represent a preview of all of our collected material.
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When I was 5 years old, during one nice hot summer day I was playing outside with our anti-tank cannon...
Suddenly, a sparkling sphere in a diameter of 5 to 7 meters appeared. It was flying just above our 4 storey apartment building. It was changing colors from red to green to blue. It resembled a steel ball. It was moving silently. It didn't reflect anything...
In complete calmness, slowly it flew over the roofs of our army base, slowly went away to the horizon, until it disappeared.
My mother explained to me, that because of the nuclear tests happening about one time per month in our place, and as well as tests at the Space Station nearby, there are a lot of anomalies happen in our area, such as free flowing plasma, free floating lighting balls, and other unknown environmental phenomena.
My mother guessed: it could be a spherical plasmoid.
Of course, she couldn't believe it was in size of 5 to 7 meters in diameter. Usually plasmoids appear to be a plasma cylinders elongated in the direction of the magnetic field. And lifetime, of this phenomena is short.
Independent life of plasmoids, generated in laboratories, or in any plain kitchen microwave, as you can try it easily yourself at home with the use of a plain patch and a glass, measured in milliseconds.
Their usual size is anywhere from 1 to 15 centimeters.
Same goes for the atmospheric ball lightning phenomena. What we've seen, was way too big for a lightning ball.
Searching online, i found couple of videos of UFO spheres similar to ours. This episodes occurred in Mexico. On another side of the planet from Kazakhstan.
We've tried to talk to the x-scientists and army personnel of our Nuclear Range... They confirmed that: "yes there was UFO activity in the area, and yes, there are documents exists... But each one of them, would refuse to tell us any details.
And so: the truth is still out there...
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Life at the Nuclear Testing Range ...
There are people, still living in the towns and villages in the steppe, surrounding the testing range. These people witnessed nuclear explosions.
They remember how after the explosions, their windows were broken. An earthquake would shatter some of their houses on the regular base, about one time per month. The radioactive ashes would cover their fields.
Army used to instruct them what to do in case of the explosions: you lie down on the ground and cover your head with something, newspaper for example would do. And they used to do that, about one time per month.
These people never had any help from the government. They don't really know what word "radiation" mean. Most of them are not dying old. They believe its a normal thing. To die young.
Otherwise they live a simple, normal life.
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Life at the Nuclear Testing Range "Semipalatinsk-21", Kazakhstan.
Driving thru the steppe, we are beginning to see dark hills on the horizon. These hills were created by nuclear explosions, which were about ten times more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki together.
Almost at the top of the hill, we stop our car. Then, we take our dosimeter and measure levels around. Radiations seems survivable. It is very quiet.
I'm trying to measure the ground with the dosimeter and it does not work, I don't know why. Then the numbers begin to climb up at a frighteningly fast pace. Our guide tells us we should move fast, otherwise "the soles of our shoes would melt". It's a local joke.
Once, the gates of hell opened here, and the earth cried a lake of an emerald color. Nuke of 110 kilotons was laid at about 1000 feet under the ground. Then, blown up. Water collected in the crater. Lake was made in the middle of the steppe almost instantaneously. And now, it's about 700 ft deep and 900 ft wide.
After it was created, scientists introduced fish in the lake, and fish started to spread. For a while, soldiers enjoyed fishing, of course remembering to check each bite with the dosimeter. In the beginning everything was ok, and some time later, 2 headed fish appeared. The army begun to receive strange reports, that some fish were jolting with electricity. Some time after, army begun getting reports that some fish are climbing out of the lake, on the ground. Fish developed rudimental extremities.
The army decided to stop the experiment and poison all of the fish. Fish survived. Then, fish survived a second and a third poisoning rounds. At that point army decided to abandon the experiment, and placed a barbed wire around the lake.
A little bit later, local nomads, washing their lambs with chemicals for parasites, accidentally killed all of the fish. Supposedly. And a little bit later their lambs begun to disappear along with their children.
About 15 years ago, a group of Japanese scientists came over; their dosimeters stopped working, so the Russians brought ...