Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded – the Soviet “Tsar Bomba” – near the Kremlin in Moscow next month.
The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia’s atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh centre.
The Soviet Union exploded the 58-megaton H-bomb in 1961 in the Arctic. It was about 3,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atom bomb.
A specially designed bomber dropped it.
The Tupolev Tu-95B bomber released the 26.5-tonne bomb from a height of 10.5km (6.5 miles) over the Arctic test range at Novaya Zemlya.