Category:Stanislaw Jewgrafowitsch Petrow

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  • English: Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov (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.


Stanislav Petrov 
lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces
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Date of birth7 September 1939
Vladivostok
Date of death19 May 2017
Fryazino
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