Soviets Conduct 2 Nuclear Tests

From Reuters

The Soviet Union staged two underground nuclear tests Sunday, the Tass news agency reported.

Tass said the two blasts were carried out "with the aim of perfecting military technology" and had a yield of between 20 and 150 kilotons.

It said one test was carried out at the main Soviet test grounds near Semipalatinsk in the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. The other was conducted about 1,800 miles away in the area of the Novaya Zemlya Islands off the north Soviet coast.

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