Stanislav Petrov

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Stanislav Petrov
Petrov receivin the Dresden Prize in 2013
BornStanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov
7 September 1939(1939-09-07)
Vladivostok, Soviet Union
(nou Vladivostok, Roushie)
Dee'dMey 19, 2017 (aged 77)
Moscow, Roushie
Kent for1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident
Militar career
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchSoviet Air Defense Forces
RankLieutenant colonel

Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov (Roushie: Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в; born 7 September 1939 in Vladivostok[1]; died 19 Mey 2017) wis a retired lieutenant colonel o the Soviet Air Defence 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,[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ""Children were told, their father had a difficult job" (rus.)".
  2. "The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized". Association of World Citizens. Archived frae the original on 21 Julie 2011. Retrieved 7 Juin 2007.
  3. Long, Tony (26 September 2007). "The Man Who Saved the World by Doing ... Nothing". Wired. Retrieved 1 December 2011.