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Monday, April 04, 2005

The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognised

Sirens blaring, warning lights flashing, computer screens showing nuclear missiles on their way, one man in charge of a red button labeled “START” - that’s start a retaliatory strike - and a roomful of people at their terminals and switchboards waiting for him to push it.

Sounds like a typical Hollywood Cold War cliffhanger? Read the great story of Stanislav Petrov, the man who saved the world, by Anastasiya Lebedev at Moscow News 21.05.2004.

Nicholas Danilov - The Man Who Saved the World
Photo: Stanislav Petrov by Nicholas Danilov, courtesy

[via Jim with thanks]

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 4/04/2005
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