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The Soviet officer who averted a nuclear war died, but few people noticed

That a Russian hero of the Cold War could die in May, but his death go unmarked until this month, perhaps tells us everything we need to know about how Stanislav Petrov’s home country remembered his internationally famous actions. Petrov, 77, was largely unheralded in his own country, despite an act of bravery that likely prevented…

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