Tribute to the Russian Who Once Single-handedly Averted a Global Nuclear War (1939–2017)

The Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov who single-handedly averted a worldwide nuclear war when he chose to believe his intuition instead of the computer screen, has died at age 77. His country, the Soviet Union, was already on high alert in 1983, expecting retaliation for its downing of the Korean Air jet, when the Lieutenant Colonel…