- TIL that Stanislav Petrov saved the world on Sep 26th 1983. He avoided a nuclear war by reporting a malfunction on the equipment that was announcing that Americans had launched 3 nuclear missiles to the USSR. It was indeed a malfunction yet he was not 100% when he sent the reported the information. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831 6 comments russia
- The man who may have saved the world "His job was to register any missile strikes and to report them to the Soviet military and political leadership. In the political climate of 1983, a retaliatory strike would have been almost certain. And yet, when the moment came, he says he almost froze in place http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831 49 comments history
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