Stanislav Petrov dies at 77; Will be remembered for saving the World by averting Nuclear War

A Soviet officer who averted thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union had died aged 77. Image: Stanislav Petrov Soon after midnight on 26 September, 1983, duty officer Stanislav Petrov was in charge of an early warning radar system in a bunker near Moscow when computer readouts suggested several missiles had been launched from the US towards the USSR. … Continue reading Stanislav Petrov dies at 77; Will be remembered for saving the World by averting Nuclear War