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April 06, 2005

The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized

The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized - FEATURE - MOSNEWS.COM: "Stanislav Petrov was a Soviet army officer monitoring the satellite system for signs of a U.S. attack, the year was 1983, and his instructions, if he detected missiles targeting the Soviet Union, were to push the button and launch a counter-offensive.

He didn’t. Minutes later, no missiles came; months later, the frightening data across his monitor was determined to have been a system glitch."

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