Interestingly, had the Tupolev design been more successful, the Tu-114 commercial airliner derived from the Tu-95 could have continued in service with Aeroflot until at least the middle 1980's had they been able to install quieter propellers for the big turboprop engines--the Tu-114 with more modern propellers would probably have a range around 6,000 nautical miles by the middle 1970's, which would have given Aeroflot a plane that could fly further than any Western airliner except the DC-8-62 and the Boeing 747SP.
With four turboprops and counter rotating propellers, they have been noted as the loudest aircraft on earth. Not good for a passenger aircraft. Of course, it's a useful indicator of complete engine failure.
"Hey Vasily, seems awful quiet around here all of a sudden."
There’s an old joke that DEW line folks will hear Tu-95s approaching long before they see them on radar.