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Nuclear X-Files

Soviet scientists and intelligence officers tell how they averted a nuclear war

Their mission was almost impossible, for the USSR to obtain its first atom bomb and avert a possible nuclear disaster looming at the end of WWII. Devastated by war, the Soviet Union could soon face another nuclear one. Intelligence reported the US was hatching plans for nuclear strikes against Soviet cities. Lead scientists were tasked with making the Soviet’s first atom bomb and prevent a nuclear disaster. After years of living classified lives, the former scientists openly speak about what they’ve been through.