Petrov receivin the Dresden Prize in 2013
Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov|
7 September 1939
Vladivostok, Soviet Union
(nou Vladivostok, Roushie)
Mey 19, 2017 (aged 77)|
|Kent for||1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident|
|Service/branch||Soviet Air Defense Forces|
On September 26, 1983, juist three weeks efter the Soviet military haed shot doun Korean Air Lines Flicht 007, Petrov wis the duty officer at the command centre for the Oko nuclear early-waurnin seestem when the seestem reportit that a missile, follaed bi anither ane an then up tae five mair, war bein launched frae the Unitit States. Petrov judged the report tae be a false alarm, an his decision is creditit wi haein preventit an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the Unitit States an its NATO allies that could hae resulted in lairge-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite waurnin seestem haed indeed malfunctioned.
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- Long, Tony (September 26, 2007). "The Man Who Saved the World by Doing ... Nothing". Wired. Retrieved December 1, 2011.