https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HN701

Stanislav Petrov - One true Стойкий мужик

Learning Russian, I discovered something about a person who apparently saved the world from the nuclear apocalypse in the 80’s. Very intriguing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

The man died last year.

I wonder how many other unknown heroes are out there….

And yeah, this one only remotely has something to do with learning a languange :).

December 15, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhoenixRising18

Wow, that's pretty cool! I am also thankful for his reasoning and logic. XD Thanks for sharing. :)

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quadrin

I went to a conference honoring him at the MoMath in Manhatten. I met his kids there!

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HN701

That's good to know. Thanks. Looks like the man is getting the respect he deserves. This story gives a whole new dimension to Churchill's quote "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". This time around it was literally one man saving the entire planet.....

December 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nironitro

Nice read

December 20, 2018
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