Russia supports the readiness of the test site on Novaya Zemlya for possible nuclear tests

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Russia supports the readiness of the test site on Novaya Zemlya for possible nuclear tests

Currently, the Russian military department maintains the test site on Novaya Zemlya in readiness for a possible resumption of nuclear tests. This was stated in an interview with TASS by a source close to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

As you know, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking with a traditional message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, said that the United States admits the possibility of conducting a nuclear test. Accordingly, Russia also needs to be ready for such a step by a potential adversary and also conduct tests, if necessary.



The task set by the President of Russia to prepare for nuclear tests will certainly be fulfilled. The Novaya Zemlya test site has always been maintained and is maintained in readiness for the resumption of nuclear testing, if necessary.

- said the interlocutor TASS from circles close to the military department.

It should be noted that the President of Russia also announced the suspension of the country's participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the reason for this decision is the unfriendly policy towards our country by the United States and its allies. If the West does not hide the desire to inflict a “strategic defeat” on Russia, then what kind of agreements and inspection trips of American experts to Russian strategic facilities can we talk about?

Earlier in the Russian media it was already reported that, if necessary, the Novaya Zemlya nuclear test site would be prepared for the resumption of nuclear tests. weapons.
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  1. -13
    21 February 2023 16: 23
    Excuse me, but why now again a testing ground for atomic weapons? It seems like everything is already clear and the means of delivery of this weapon, cooler than hypersound, is not visible on the horizon.
    1. +7
      21 February 2023 16: 26
      So that the Anglo-Saxons understand by example the result of their confrontation with us.
      They definitely need an example! There is no other way I can explain their behavior.
      1. +12
        21 February 2023 16: 45
        Quote: Smoked
        Excuse me, but why

        For clarity. Enemies look "blurred" over the years. Time to refresh.
    2. -2
      21 February 2023 16: 27
      Quote: Smoked
      Excuse me, but why now again a testing ground for atomic weapons? It seems like everything is already clear and the means of delivery of this weapon, cooler than hypersound, is not visible on the horizon.

      Maybe the king wants to test the bomb again.
    3. +3
      21 February 2023 16: 29
      And actually why not? build some fortifications, and see how they will be affected by this or that vigorous louse, plus, this is a demonstrative game of muscles.
    4. +9
      21 February 2023 16: 31
      The last time yao was tested was in the early nineties. During this time, many changes were made to the design of ammunition. Here is their effectiveness and need to check.
      1. +4
        21 February 2023 16: 58
        The last tests took place in 1989.
    5. +3
      21 February 2023 16: 44
      Quote: Smoked
      Excuse me, but why now again a testing ground for atomic weapons? It seems like everything is already clear and the means of delivery of this weapon, cooler than hypersound, is not visible on the horizon.


      Auch ich bin der Meinung, dass sich Länder wie Polen, das Baltikum, Tscheschien, Bulgarien und neuerdings auch Rumanien ganz hervorragend und weit besser als "Test-Gelände" für russische Atombomben eignen würden...!!
      Warum in die Ferne gehen, wenn die Testgelände allesamt
      so nah sind...?...; aber bitte passt mir mit dem Eifelturm auf....! laughing
      Dabei kann man dann genug Erfahrungen sammeln, bevor
      die eigentlichen Schwerverbrecher in LONDON UND natürlich
      vor allem Washington und den Rest der USA in einen See aus
      flussigem Glas verwandelt...!!!
    6. +4
      21 February 2023 16: 50
      Excuse me, but why now again a testing ground for atomic weapons?

      and where to test new models of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons? One computer simulation is not enough here - a lot of things that have not been tested in practice have accumulated
    7. +1
      21 February 2023 16: 51
      The landfill, by the way, operated. New samples were developed, old ones were modernized. Where and how was everything tested? On computer models and there, at the landfill, by detonating explosives.
    8. +1
      21 February 2023 17: 17
      in general, they are not testing delivery vehicles, but a warhead
      1. 0
        21 February 2023 17: 27
        I mean SBC. Carriers are tested in completely different places. But by the way, it’s also not so far from the landfill, if we take Russian distances into account. They built models, detonated explosives, measured, analyzed. The landfill is working.
    9. +3
      21 February 2023 17: 53
      Excuse me, but why now again a testing ground for atomic weapons?

      When in the 70s they began to rub on this topic, they hoped:
      -development of systems for electronic modeling of nuclear explosions. - Progress has been made in the development of hydronuclear and subcritical tests.
      - the technology of "zero power" experiments was being developed: minimal experiments on the splitting of an atomic nucleus without side energy release.
      -expert forecasts that the new technological level will allow updating nuclear weapons without carrying out natural tests.
      However, time passed and the skeptics were right:
      1.electronic tests allow one to get an idea only about the caliber and mass, but not the technical design of the nuclear warhead itself.
      2. The inequality of the material and technical means of the USSR and the USA made the future treaty more profitable for the American side. And even more so for Russia.
      3. The situation worsened after the collapse of the USSR (1991) and the beginning of a long economic depression in Russia and in 2014, 2022 (access to computing power, according to the resources of the World Meteorological Organization, the experimental computer network ARPANET (USA))
      4. Soviet (and the Russian Federation does not have others) fissile materials in ammunition in ammunition require regeneration more often than American ones. (Factor not amenable to electronic modeling).
      US dominance in CTBT electronic simulation tools.
      5.neither Britain nor France announced a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing after the signing of the CTBT. London has never declared such a moratorium. Paris suspended the moratorium in the summer of 1995 and seemed to return to it after conducting nuclear tests in early 1996. Theoretically, Britain and France could resume nuclear testing even without denunciation of the CTBT.
      6. In 1996, Russia announced the possibility of withdrawing from the CTBT in the event of a threat to national interests.
      Russia linked the signing of the CTBT with the non-deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of the new NATO members.
      On May 27, 2000, Russia ratified this treaty, keeping all the 1996 reservations in force.
      7. In the early 2000s, there were reports that the United States was creating a new generation of "super small" nuclear weapons. Despite the adoption of the Fourth-Spratt resolution, work on the modification of nuclear warheads continued as part of the Federal Submarine Ballistic Missile Warhead Refurbishment Program launched in 1995.
      On November 22, 2003, the US Congress repealed the Fourth-Spratt resolution. Such a move meant the possibility of resuming by Washington the program of subcritical and hydronuclear tests.
      and the means of delivery of these weapons, cooler than hypersound is not visible on the horizon.

      Delivery vehicles are not related to underground nuclear explosions and the CTBT
      -
      How is it thought
  2. +1
    21 February 2023 16: 25
    The President of Russia also announced the suspension of the country's participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the reason for this decision is the unfriendly policy towards our country by the United States and its allies.

    It is high time! And the landfill should be in order, and tests should be carried out.
    1. -5
      21 February 2023 16: 51
      I agree,
      under the Sarmat ICBM with 4 Vanguard controlled units, we need new nuclear warheads
      nuclear warhead with power least 500 Megatons
      4 nuclear warheads of 500 megatons - for understanding - this is cover half of the ball blast wave
      1. 0
        21 February 2023 17: 10
        Quote: Romario_Argo
        I agree,
        under the Sarmat ICBM with 4 Vanguard controlled units, we need new nuclear warheads
        nuclear warhead with power least 500 Megatons
        4 nuclear warheads of 500 megatons - for understanding - this is cover half of the ball blast wave

        Roughly speaking, the weight of a warhead of 20 megatons is about 3 tons "clean", and 500 megatons is 75 tons, which turns out to be the weight of warheads. Oops .. and how are you going to throw a tank of the "Royal Tiger" type (weight 68 tons without a crew) for several thousand kilometers along a ballistic trajectory? winked
        --
        R-36M ("Satan"):
        head part type - monoblock
        warhead weight - 8,8 t
        maximum range - 16 km
        thermonuclear charge power - 25 Mt
        1. -3
          21 February 2023 17: 34
          the weight of thermonuclear and nuclear apples are very different
          the weight of a thermonuclear apple is 500 kilotons, about 300 kg.
          the weight of a yabch of 500 megatons will be a little more than no more than 1 ton with means of overcoming missile defense
          just add more tritium and deuterium - for more power
          while the seed charge of uranium in the plutonium crimp will be the same
          1. -2
            21 February 2023 21: 26
            But do respected lovers of large charges know that the tsar bomb tested by the USSR showed that after a certain threshold of power of a hydrogen bomb, it can burn the whole earth. When it was tested, it turned out that water from the atmosphere began to flow into the thermonuclear reaction. Because of this, the hydrogen sun did not shine for 2 minutes as expected, but as much as 10 minutes. So a way to destroy life on Earth was successfully found. You shouldn't forget about it. For those who are interested, read the book Samovar by Mikhail Weller.
            1. +1
              22 February 2023 02: 55
              that water from the atmosphere began to enter the thermonuclear reaction

              There was no such thing, because H2O could not enter, and even the gas phase, which in the cold is <5 g per cubic meter of medium
              the hydrogen sun did not shine for 2 minutes as expected, but for 10 minutes.

              AN602 test:
              At 188 seconds, when the carrier aircraft went 45 km away, and the laboratory aircraft 55 km from the bomb release point, a flash of unprecedented intensity and duration lit up the sky. The glow of the explosion continued for about 70 seconds. Bombs.

              The glow has nothing to do with the "entry into the synthesis reaction" of atmospheric water
              The reaction itself lasts: < 10^−7 s. Distance: 2 m. Temperature: 30 million °C.
              The end of the reaction, the beginning of the expansion of the bomb substance. The bomb immediately disappears from sight, and a bright luminous sphere (fireball) appears in its place, masking the spread of the charge.
              2,4 10^17 J, which corresponds to a mass defect of 2,65 kg.
              Who is interested in reading the book Samovar by Mikhail Weller

              belay
              He is a philologist, not a nuclear physicist? Not even a mechanical engineer.
              And @Samovar "seems to be about erotica ...
            2. 0
              23 February 2023 13: 33
              Quote: Pavel_Sveshnikov
              For those who are interested, read the book Samovar by Mikhail Weller.

              Weller described it a little differently:
              And here is how M. Weller described the explosion of "Tsar Bomb":
              ... An unrealistic blinding brightness sphere flared up, buildings flashed at once, a hurricane struck the unearthly force, dared everything around. A many-kilometer wall of ashes struck in all directions, a black tornado swelled and grew from below in a frantic rotation. A white raging ball floated in kilometers up and down, enveloped in a smoky hat tens of kilometers wide. A terrible mushroom got into the stratosphere.
              This is power! This is ammunition! This is a test! This is the triumph of Soviet military science! Screws, guys, holes for orders.
              Scientists nod their heads, generals light a cigarette. Champagne is clapped in the bunker: "For success!"
              There is a 65-kilometer apocalyptic mushroom above the ground, and a giant fiery sphere burns in the center of the cap. Already terribly.
              Flames for a minute. Two flames.
              They look at the periscopes with increased attention. Estimated time, however, expires. What you need started the reaction. Full rated power. Even more comes out.
              Fifteen minutes!
              Everyone already understands that this ... slightly exceeds the calculations. Well, of course ... but, you know, there are no jokes. Animation subsides, begins to smell of tension.
              Half an hour!!
              Brothers, something we did not exactly calculate. Something is not quite right. The people begin to turn pale. Scientists argue quietly and feverishly.
              40 minutes ...
              Hour!!!
              Explosion continues to rage of mad power! A giant ball of red-hot plasma is raging over the Earth!
              And then they recall: he said, said Niels Bohr ... that it is theoretically possible to launch such a power, such a volume of thermonuclear reaction, that it will go not with a negative balance, but with a positive one. The surface of the flame bunch and its temperature will be such that it starts to get involved in the synthesis of hydrogen in air and water vapor of the atmosphere, and oxygen burns out, and a reaction occurs with a positive balance ... and there is water with its hydrogen and oxygen, the World Ocean ... and until, then, all the fuel will run out ... although when it goes as it should, it's fast.
              Empirically, of course, it was difficult to verify. But theoretically, he admitted that perhaps ...
              And there you are.
              And then someone is doing badly. And someone needs a doctor. And someone has an involuntary urination. Green generals crying mother of scientists weeping. Scientists wipe sweat and exchange rather meaningless remarks.
              Have a light, guys.
              End of the world.
              ..... your mother!
              Two hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Somewhere on the horizon, Americans fly and look in horror that these nightmarish Russians did this.
              And after two hours, the reaction begins to curtail. Is running out. The sphere fades, the sphere goes out.
              No one has the strength to rejoice. Swell and with meaningless blissful smiles descend to sit on anything. Brew alcohol and swallow, well, bastard, there is something to celebrate.
        2. +2
          21 February 2023 17: 45
          The dependence of warhead weight on power is non-linear.
      2. +5
        21 February 2023 17: 44
        "Nuclear warhead with a capacity of at least 500 megatons"
        There is no point. They blew up 30, 50, 75 and it turned out that charges of more than 30 megatons hit ground targets almost the same as 30 megatons, because. the blast wave mostly escapes into space. Therefore, the most powerful charges in service with the Russian Federation are precisely 30 megatons. The United States, however, does not have such, their most-most warhead is 10 megatons.
        1. -4
          21 February 2023 18: 06
          for what kind of deterrent - no START needed
          50 Sarmat ICBMs with 200 Vanguard nuclear warheads at 500 Megatons = 100 Megatons and only for the USA
  3. +4
    21 February 2023 16: 27
    It is high time to renew these tests and withdraw from the treaties harmful to our country. I also propose to abandon "only underground tests" - this is not necessary. We need normal, atmospheric. For what? Then, so that in the era of the Internet of all kinds: "small-healed", "frostbite" and "powdered" personalities saw with their own eyes what a thermonuclear explosion is (I suggest not exchanging for atomic ones because it's not so spectacular, therefore it's a pity for uranium).

    PS And over Norway we'll laugh, so, out of harm.
  4. -5
    21 February 2023 16: 34
    I think we are talking about testing nuclear weapons on new carriers. Hypersonic delivery stuffed with NATO air defense and generally a draw. Let London and New York (and not Washington) present IT on themselves and be horrified
  5. +4
    21 February 2023 16: 45
    Field tests are needed to maintain the performance of any devices, incl. nuclear. First of all, to ensure their safety during storage.
    1. -2
      21 February 2023 18: 01
      Field tests are needed to maintain the performance of any devices, incl. nuclear. First of all, to ensure their safety during storage.

      Yes, against the background of the ugly SVO, one would be sure of the arsenal's performance. Ato much that turned out to be paper / plywood. It is not yet known what is there with the nuclear arsenal, in what condition it is.
  6. +2
    21 February 2023 16: 51
    Finally!!! By the way, I wrote about this not so long ago ... It's time for us to test "Kuzkin's mother 2" as in the good, old 1961 !!! But this time it’s a bit stronger, instead of 50 MGt, you can shoot 60-80-100, so that the blast wave goes around the ball more than three times, A 5 !!! Maybe they will think about the consequences after all!?? Moreover, it is necessary to correct the Wind Rose so that the cloud goes to Norway, Scandinavia as a whole, and, well, to Poland ... So the ANSWER will be for the "Bad stream" !!! Let them rage ... otherwise they relaxed, they lost their fear, geyropovtsy !!! Well, the information war must be waged with dignity, - after all, we are losing ... even to the outskirts!? And the idea of ​​​​the Russian Foreign Legion ... after all, there are a lot of countries ready to send us their contingent! ???
    1. +3
      21 February 2023 19: 07
      yeah, Sergey Petrovich .. You probably don’t know, but the USSR hasn’t been around for 30 years and thinking in its categories is the same as based on 1812 about the situation and opportunities in 1914 to think, the meaning is the same .. by the way, in The USSR - it was smart enough - not to test more than 50 Mt, and even more so - not to let clouds into the EU .. although it is likely that speeches like yours are not uncommon in the same DPRK ..
  7. -24
    21 February 2023 16: 54
    The best place for a nuclear test site is Turkey.
    1. +1
      21 February 2023 17: 45
      In Turkey, space crowbars are being tested. Well, this is in my opinion from under the foil cap. bully
  8. +4
    21 February 2023 17: 00
    Quote: Romario_Argo
    Nuclear warheads with a capacity of at least 500 megatons
    4 nuclear warheads of 500 megatons - for understanding - this will cover half the ball with a blast wave

    Wrong order.
    The most powerful Tsar bomb was 100 MGt (forcibly reduced to 50 MGt for testing).
    Now they operate in hundreds of kilotons when using missiles with MIRVs.
  9. +1
    21 February 2023 17: 11
    It is high time. Looks like it's already reached its boiling point.
  10. -1
    21 February 2023 17: 14
    In the atmosphere, but rather natural: Sarmat or Poseidon.
    1. +3
      21 February 2023 17: 36
      At an altitude of 150 km, but always over Washington and New York. Here is the spectacle.
  11. 0
    21 February 2023 17: 25
    I was downvoted when last year I proposed testing nuclear weapons at our test site, and now these same people will admire the foresight of our guarantor, who was a YEAR late with this decision.
  12. +1
    21 February 2023 17: 33
    It is better to use a landfill somewhere in the USA. In Ukraine, then the war will end the next day.
  13. +3
    21 February 2023 17: 45
    If we have suspended START membership, why not be the first to test? Why wait for the Americans?
    1. -1
      21 February 2023 19: 48
      Because all this year there was no initiative from us, and there will not be in the future. The guarantor obediently dances to the tune of the Americans, not thinking about making decisions and being responsible for them. I started listening to the message and turned it off after a minute, I heard so much water, however, as always. As it turned out, it was not in vain that I turned it off, the whole message is water. I don’t know how the hostilities will end, but I know for sure that not under the current president. He is unprofessional.
  14. 0
    21 February 2023 18: 15
    So upset because of the words of the GDP that he will wait until the Americans begin nuclear testing. And the first one will not deal with them. Very much in vain. We need to sever our commitments to ban nuclear testing as soon as possible and begin to deal with this matter as soon as possible. At least it would be for the Americans to declare our seriousness of our intentions on the outskirts.
  15. 0
    21 February 2023 19: 16
    Pu same said if the United States is tested, then the Russian Federation will be tested) if the United States is not tested, then the Russian Federation will not be tested!
  16. 0
    21 February 2023 21: 11
    At my suggestion to test Poseidon and Sarmat on the carrier, one was already frightened: I'm talking about the cons.
  17. -2
    22 February 2023 11: 43
    You kill me, well, I DO NOT BELIEVE in this CIRCUS! I already doubt that after the 90s, the Americans left us this same nuclear weapon, because despite their impudence, it seems that they are 145% sure that no nuclear response will come in the face from Putin. Either they believe that our government will not dare to press the button even if the Ukrainian Abrams drive along Red Square, or we no longer have any red button.
  18. +1
    23 February 2023 11: 06
    Kim Jong Ying is a very twitchy, nervous and reckless comrade. States may be greatly surprised by his reaction to a series of demonstrative tests. I would say he is like in a very scary movie, this one with an ugly handle - everyone was joking, poking fingers into the pie and he ended up sticking his claw in there! So a series of innocent tests may end with the DPRK launching a rocket on Hawaii! wassat

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