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Stanislav Petrov (I) (1939–2017)

Stanislav Petrov was born on September 7, 1939 in Vladivostok, USSR as Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov. He died on May 19, 2017 in Fryazino, Moscow Oblast, Russia. See full bio »

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History Self - Oberstleutnant sowj. Raketenstreitkräfte
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 2014 The Man Who Saved the World (Documentary)
 2009 Strange Rituals (TV Series documentary)
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- Apocalypse (2009) ... Self / Russian Colonel
 2008 History (TV Series documentary)
Self - Oberstleutnant sowj. Raketenstreitkräfte
- Die heißesten Momente des Kalten Krieges (2008) ... Self - Oberstleutnant sowj. Raketenstreitkräfte
 2007 Soviet War Scare 1983 (TV Movie documentary)
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 2020 Beneath the Plains: The Minuteman Missile on Alert (Video documentary short)

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My cozy armchair [in the bunker] felt like a red-hot frying pan and my legs went limp. I felt like I couldn't even stand up. That's how nervous I was. See more »


He is credited with preventing a nuclear holocaust during the Cold War. He was the duty officer monitoring a Soviet early warning system from a bunker near Moscow In September, 1983, when the radar screen suddenly appeared to show a missile inbound from the United States. He ordered his subordinates not to panic, while the alert siren blared. A message on the main screen reported that four more ... See more »

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