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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."

Bertrand Russel


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.

Find out more about the story from Stanislav Petrov himself:


Have you ever heard about Stanislav Petrov? Do you think he can be called a hero?
What else do you know about the most important moments in history?



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37 Comments
Barbara Cunningham
A man, yes, but with the guiding light of the "All-Powerful" shining on him that day.
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Dec 7, 2017 7:15PM
Jaya Parimu
Great man , blessed with sense of time , precision ,decision at an appropriate time.
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Jun 6, 2021 5:18PM
Don Markusic
Brenda Luca Difiore, Where was God during the holocaust when women and children were experiment on .
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Aug 15, 2020 4:30PM
Don Markusic
drhauss, The same JFK got us started in Vietnam . What about the Bay of Pigs . And I voted for this loser .
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Aug 15, 2020 4:29PM
Don Markusic
jsmcdonald, Next thing you're going to tell me you believe in the Bible . Prove it baby then I'll believe.
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Aug 15, 2020 4:25PM
jsmcdonald
I the man who saved the world was Jesus Christ!
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May 10, 2020 10:03PM
Dorothy Weal Dunshea
I knew the name, but not the story. I feel like saying. Bless him. Thank you.
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Mar 28, 2020 5:31PM
ejoet
magoutsiders, Who?
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Mar 4, 2020 4:47PM
drhauss
Cool HEAD
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Dec 1, 2019 11:21PM
drhauss
I am SURE there are MORE CLOSE calls than we are allowed to KNOW or WANT to KNOW. Cuban missile crises for one. JFK, AGAINST ALL MILITARY ADVICE, kept us from going to WAR by using a soft hand, a cool hand, and allowing the OPPOSITION to save face. Ego is very IMPORTANT in politics, EVERYTHING in fact. Empathy so important, SOMETHING our fearful LEADER lacks TOTALLY, along with ETHICS, COURAGE, KNOWLEDGE, etc etc etc etc etc. I have a !ist on one of my notepads that i toy with, as the mood moves me.
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Dec 1, 2019 11:21PM
kevcali
Barbara Cunningham, The Omni-present and Savior!
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Sep 27, 2019 7:41PM
Brenda Luca Difiore
It was God's intervention - absolutely!
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Sep 23, 2019 5:48PM
Jaminator
This is just more proof that nuclear warheads should be safely deactivated and found better uses for. These weapons do not protect us! Clearly, they place us in additional danger
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Jul 18, 2019 3:49AM
Kathleen Hartshorne
A man who unknown to all back the saved the world. I'm very happy that he could do that for us. I was not even born then but I'm happy anyway.
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Jul 10, 2019 5:14PM
BPlunkettTurner
God's love spoke to his heart and he listened to do the right thing with his mind. Thank God!
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Jul 6, 2019 4:20PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Had read about this before, he was a hero but all right. His own country should've acknowledge him!!!
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Jun 25, 2019 10:39AM

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