Meet the Heroic Soldier Who Saved The World From World War III 34 Years Ago After Refusing to Push Nuclear Button
The world is pausing to celebrate the life of the man who saved the world from World War III some 34 years ago as he dies aged 77.
A former Soviet military colonel dubbed “the Man Who Saved the World” who bravely decided not to start a nuclear war with the United States in 1983, has died aged 77.
Stanislav Petrov kept his courageous decision secret for eight years before it was revealed in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended.
Yet the famously modest former soldier, who was lauded with several international awards and was honoured at the UN, lived in a small town outside Moscow and died in relative obscurity on May 19.
His death only made headlines months later when a German friend wrote a blog post in tribute to him.