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Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power, nicknamed “Father of All Bombs” (FOAB) is a Russian-designed, bomber-delivered thermobaric weapon. It weighs 7,100 kilograms, and was dropped on the test range by the “Tu-160” strategic bomber. General Alexander Rukshin, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, told that it is the strongest vacuum bomb in the world and that the results of tests of that weapon show that its efficiency and strength correspond to nuclear weapons, but that the use of these weapons does not pollute the environment. Thermobaric weapons are inhumane in the context of the fact that all those who would be in the zone of action of such a bomb would first suffocate, due to lack of oxygen, and then they would be crushed by the shock wave and burned at high temperatures. According to the assessment of the American edition of “National Interest”, the Russian bomb has a smaller mass, but it is still four times more powerful than the American MOAB. For example, the power of the explosion of the Russian FOAB is equal to the explosion of 40 tons of TNT, while the power of the American MOAB is equal to the explosion of ten tons of TNT. The Russian bomb has a radius of action 20 times larger than the American one.