Only true history-lovers know this story about the man who saved the world
The man who saved the world, reprimanded in his own country but still awarded in the USA and Germany.
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
On the 26th of September, 1983, Soviet nuclear defense alarms went off. The protocol required to launch a retaliatory attack without hesitation. On that day, Stanislav Petrov was on duty on his shift in Soviet Army Missile Forces and had to take a landmark decision.
At that time, he was a lieutenant colonel of Soviet Army and happened to be the duty officer in Serpukhov-15, a command center not far from Moscow.
In the 2014 documentary "The Man Who Saved the World", Stanislav Petrov said:
Stanislav died on May 19, 2017, at the age of 77
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