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  • On This Date in 1983, Stanislav Petrov Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War

    09/26/2013 7:43:25 AM PDT · by shego · 11 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 9/26/13 | Erin McCarthy
    On September 26, 1983, the world came very close to nuclear war. Shortly after midnight, alarms inside Serpukhov-15 -- a bunker in Moscow where the Soviet Union monitored its satellites over the United States -- began to go off. The satellites had detected the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from a base in the United States. Then the system reported that five missiles had been launched and were heading toward the Soviet Union from the U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who was on duty that night, had no way of knowing that it was a false alarm: The satellites...
  • Soviet Officer Wins Award for Preventing Nuclear War

    11/17/2012 3:24:00 PM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    RIA NOVOSTI ^ | 11-16-12 | staff
    A retired Soviet lieutenant colonel whose self-control prevented a nuclear war from being triggered by a long-classified accident in 1983 was named on Friday a recipient of a German anti-war prize. Stanislav Petrov, 73, won the fourth Dresden-Preis (Dresden Prize), which comes complete with a check for 25,000 euro ($32,000), prize organizers said on their website, The prize is to be bestowed at a ceremony in Dresden on Feb. 17, the anniversary of the Dresden bombing in 1945, the organizers said. Ironically for a military officer, Petrov shot to fame for ignoring his direct responsibilities. The officer served at...
  • The man who saved the world ( How an Obscure Russian Colonel Prevented Nuclear War in 1983 )

    12/22/2005 9:44:56 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 67 replies · 4,323+ views ^ | 12/21/2005 | Jim Rutz
    The man who saved the world -------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 You almost died in 1983. Do you remember what you were doing on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, of that year? Not likely. But you came within a whisker of dying that day. Amazingly, the news about this didn't come out until 1998. And only since 2004 has the press actually begun to pick up on the story. It was just after midnight, Sept. 26, and 120 staff were working the graveyard shift in Serpukhov-15, the secret USSR command bunker hidden in a forest 30 miles northeast of Moscow. In the...
  • Cops: From Russia with weed

    07/28/2005 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 285+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 7/28/2005 | TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER
    Man, 75-year-old mother-in-law charged; he blames Russian mob PLYMOUTH (PA) – Police responding to a complaint of an open door were stunned to discover an elaborate marijuana-growing system inside an East Main Street residence occupied by a Russian immigrant and his elderly mother-in-law. Equally shocking, police said, is the alleged grower’s allegation that the Russian mob forced him to care for the plants to repay $60,000 he lost in a card game in Brooklyn, N.Y. Police spent several hours Tuesday night removing 200 marijuana plants and various equipment from the 247 E. Main St. home occupied by Boris Petrov, his...
  • Spy Eva Petrov dies a forgotten woman

    07/26/2002 1:29:51 AM PDT · by gd124 · 9 replies · 610+ views
    The Advertiser | 26jul02 | EXCLUSIVE: By MARK DUNN in Melbourne
    EVDOKIA Petrov, the Russian spy who sparked an international incident when she defected to Australia, has died in secret in Melbourne. For the past 48 years, Mrs Petrov was known to neighbours at her modest suburban Bentleigh home as Anna or Maria – a friendly but private woman. The 86-year-old died on Friday after complications from a second operation on her back, it was revealed yesterday. Her secret burial on Monday ends the Petrov Affair – a chapter that changed the course of Australian politics. Her sensational defection in 1954 along with her KGB-trained husband Vladimir came at the height...