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Museum of History of Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kurchatov.

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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving” 

Terry Pratchett. “A Hat Full of Sky”.

Trip to town of Kurchatov from Almaty.

A unique museum in the city of Kurchatov was founded in 1972 on the basis of the military unit deployed on the territory of the landfill. The museum is located on the territory of the National Nuclear Center. In the museum of the test site, which contains samples of nuclear-control equipment, fragments of atomic bombs, materials that have preserved traces of the effects of explosions.
Here are photos of scientists and public figures who were associated with the work carried out at the training ground and with its closure. More than 100 exhibits are presented in the museum’s few rooms, there is a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the landfill, archival documents, equipment used during the tests, layouts, information stands.
The main exposition of the museum is military and scientific equipment of that time.

Alexander Petrov.