Photos Kazakhstan
Photos Kazakhstan

Kurchatov - Semipalatinsk test site museum

Box designed to study the isotopic composition of radioactive products, used from 1958 until 1967

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Opytnoe Pole, test site of the first Soviet nuclear explosion

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Concrete blast impact measurement construction at Opytnoe Pole

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Observation tower build to monitor nuclear explosions on he Opytnoe Pole test site

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Concrete constructions on the Opytnoe Pole test site, all sorts of impact of a nuclear explosion was measured

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Concrete parts of a bridge that had military vehicles parked on it during the first Soviet nuclear explosion

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Observation bunker closets to ground zero, these guys would get pretty hot during the tests

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Concrete structures that measure the explosion impact on structures with various angles

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

We only spend a very short time on the test site and measured the radiation levels with a Geiger counter

Kurchatov - Opytnoe Pole test site

Soviet era Geiger counter to measure radiation levels on ground the Opytnoe Pole test site

Kurchatov - Steppe journey

Stuck with our UAZ-452 4x4 car near a lake on the Steppes

Kurchatov - Steppe journey

Taking a break during our journey through the Kazakh steppes

Kurchatov - Steppe journey

The most striking aspects of the Kazakh steps is its endlessness, hundreds of miles of empty land

Kurchatov - Steppe journey

There are no gas stations on the steppes so bring plenty of water, food and gasoline before crossing

Kurchatov - Steppe journey

Rugged hilly area's are perfect for a stopover with some lunch and other refreshment

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