THE ATOM: More Soviet Tests?

While the U.S. is trying to work out with Soviet negotiators at Geneva a nuclear test ban with a foulproof inspection system, are the Russians going ahead with tests of various kinds and sizes to see how much test-ban evasion they could get away with?

Fact No. 1: A few days after the Geneva test-ban conference started, the U.S. detected and announced two "low yield" Russian explosions at a new test location deep in southern Russia—although the U.S. had suspended its own nuclear tests for a one-year trial period on condition that the Soviet Union do the same (TIME, Nov. 17).

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