60 Minutes once did a story where Ed Bradley visited Semipalatinsk including the medical museum. He said that one of the museum exhibits was a deformed baby with the tail of a fish. Besides nuclear explosions in the area, there was also plutonium processing.
My video is from the History Channel and shows the Semipalatinsk visit I think with the dwarfs and the kid with no eyes. Freaky, freaky stuff. How awful to test on non-combatants.
posted on 08/31/2007 1:43:21 PM PDT
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To: wideminded; F15Eagle
The city of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan (there's a Russian one, too) was renamed Semey last June, and any military training area is "poligon" in Russian.
The train from Almaty to Karaganda passes through the edge of one of the nuclear test sites, but given the harsh wind they get hit with in the wintertime, the entire country has pretty much been hit by fallout.
Here's one of Kazakhstan's ghost towns, though abandoned due to mass emigration, not radiation. Not far from Dolinka, where Solzhenitsyn did a stretch.
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