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The first Soviet nuclear test, code named 'First Lightning', detonated a plutonium bomb, the RDS-1. At Beria's insistence, this device was an exact copy of the U.S. Gadget/Fat Man design. 29 August 1949 Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan

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The first Soviet nuclear test, code named 'First Lightning', detonated a plutonium bomb, the RDS-1. At Beria's insistence, this device was an exact copy of the U.S. Gadget/Fat Man design. 29 August 1949 Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan