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speak truth to power

In the grandest tradition of Clerks, he wasn't even supposed to be at work that day.

People of Earth,

...Happy Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov Saves The World Day.

You probably don't know it, but this man saved your life.

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Wow... if he hadn't done that, I'd never have been born.

Thank you, Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov.
Wow.

Well done, that man.
Blessings on him.
Amen.

To citizen Petrov: Спасибо.
i never heard of this....... i think i will post it to my LJ as well.....
I rather think it should be a major international holiday. We celebrate the days wars ended: why not celebrate the day one didn't start?
"Putting up a statue to someone who tried to stop a war is not very, um, statuesque. Of course, if you had butchered five hundred of your own men out of arrogant carelessness, we'd be melting the bronze already" as the Patrician said to the Commander of the City Watch
I would happily buy him as much Stoli as he could drink.
Wow - this is just so fascinating. I've recently become obsessed with learning more about Russia - it's politics specifically - and this was something I'd never heard of before.
'What did you do today?" "I did nothing"

Whoa.
Dammit, I wonder if I can throw together an "End of the World" party on, um, ten hours' notice... ;)
Cheers to Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov!
Wow ... a full nuclear exchange in 1983 would have at the very least devastated America, Europe and Russia. It probably would have dragged in China, Japan, and Korea, too. The environmental damage done would have killed a good percentage of the survivors all over the world. I don't think that it would have literally been "the end of the world," or even "the end of the human race," or still even "the end of industrial civilization." But it would have been in relative terms the worst thing to happen to humanity since the Toba eruption of around 75,000 years ago (which probably killed 90+ percent of our species, keeping in mind that our species was a lot less common then).

I wonder if he ever even got a reward? From anyone?

He certainly deserved it.
Thank you for posting this; I had no idea and I was a teenager at the time.
Amazing!
Thank god for independent thinking!
I would not have been in any of the places where the bombs would have fallen, in my tiny tropical homeland, but the course of my life would have been significantly impacted, nonetheless. Bless him for what he had the courage to not do, that day.
I was born a mere two years later. Wow. Thank you, Mr. Petrov!
Wow, that's absolutely terrifying! My heartfelt thanks to Mr. Petrov!