A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)
A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)

In the 75 years since Hiroshima, nuclear testing has killed untold thousands

In the decades since 1945, the United States, the Soviet Union and at least six other countries have set off a total of more than 2,000 nuclear tests.

Why the Kremlin cares about protests on the other side of Russia

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Authorities are investigating the blasts, which reduced a section of the city to rubble.
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