“Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War. His name was Stanislav Petrov and he is sometimes referred to as the man who saved the world,” the US Secretary of State said Thursday at a Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation.
‘I was just doing my job’: Soviet officer who averted nuclear war dies at age 77
Tillerson then went on to tell the story of the Soviet officer, who one night in 1983 was on duty, in charge of a nuclear early warning center near Moscow, when …