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Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war and holocaust, dies ...
12-30-2017, 01:06 PM (This post was last modified: 12-30-2017 01:08 PM by ajay0.)
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Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war and holocaust, dies ...
Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from nuclear war and holocaust through his timely and accurate judgement inspite of opposition from colleagues, dies...

Petrov was on night duty at the Soviet military’s early warning facility outside Moscow on Sept. 26, 1983, when an alarm went off, signaling the launch of several U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles. The 44-year-old lieutenant colonel had to quickly determine whether the attack was real. He chose to consider it a false alarm, which it was.

The false alarm was later determined to have been caused by a malfunction of the satellite, which mistook the reflection of the sun off high clouds for a missile launch.

Though petrov's correct judgement prevented a nuclear holocaust from occuring, he was was reprimanded for not filling out the duty log book, and retired from the military.

It was Petrov's superior officer, who had initially opposed him , who revealed this fact after 1991.

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