'The man who saved the world' died and the world didn't notice — Who was Stanislav Petrov?

One September morning in 1983, Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old commanding officer with the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, saved the world from erupting into nuclear war.

According to the New York Times, Petrov died on May 19 at age 77, but news of his death was widely unrecognized at the time.

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