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Russia has tested a thermobaric bomb, the most powerful in the world · 2007-09-12 17:11

General Alexander Rukshin, Russia has tested a thermobaric bomb, which is considered to be the most powerful in the world, a top military official said on Tuesday.

General Alexander Rukshin, Russia's armed forces deputy chief of staff, said, that it is known as a vacuum bomb and it uses a fuel-air explosive and can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb.

"It is environmentally friendly, compared to a nuclear bomb, and it will enable us to ensure national security and at the same time stand up to international terrorism in any part of the globe and in any situation," he said.

Alexander Rukshin stressed that the bomb does not violate any of the international agreements that Russia has signed, RIA Novosti reported.

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