Category:Stanislaw Jewgrafowitsch Petrow
Jump to navigation Jump to search
officer of the Soviet Air Defence Forces, noted for not executing a nuclear strike during a nuclear false alarm incident (1939-2017)
|Date of birth||7 September 1939|
Станислав Евграфович Петров
|Date of death||19 May 2017|
|Cause of death|
|Work period (start)|
|Work period (end)|
|Country of citizenship|
- Русский: Петров, Станислав Евграфович
- English: Petrov, Stanislav Yevgrafovich (1939–2017) was a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. On September 26, 1983, Petrov was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile had been launched from the United States, followed by up to five more. Petrov judged the reports to be a false alarm, and his decision is credited with having prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war.
Media in category "Stanislaw Jewgrafowitsch Petrow"
The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total.