Tsar Bomba (RussianЦарь-бо́мбаtr. Tsar’-bómbaIPA: [t͡sarʲ ˈbombə]lit. Tsar Ivan bomb/King of Bombs😉 was the Westernnickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (code nameIvan[3] or Vanya), the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created. Its test on 30 October 1961 remains the most powerful explosiveever detonated. It was also referred to as Kuzma’s mother(RussianКу́зькина ма́тьtr. Kúz’kina mát’IPA: [ˈkusʲkʲɪnə ˈmatʲ]),[4]possibly referring to First secretary Nikita Khrushchev‘s promise to show the United States a Kuzma’s mother (an idiom roughly translating to “We’ll show you!”) at a 1960 session of United Nations General Assembly.[5][6]

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