Russia thermonuclear bomb scientist dies, Putin boosts nuke force

Grigory Klinishov, who was in his 90s, has reportedly died by suicide in Moscow.

ALJAZEERA | June 22, 2023

Russian nuclear physicist Grigory Klinishov, one of the creators of the Soviet Union’s first two-stage thermonuclear bombs, has been found dead in Moscow apparently by suicide, Russia’s state news agencies have reported.

Klinishov, who was in his early 90s, was reported to have died on June 17. A suicide note was found next to his body at an apartment residence in central Moscow, Russia’s TASS news agency reported on Wednesday.

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