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Russian who 'Saved the World' Recalls his Decision as 50/50

The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as "The man who saved the world.''   A movie with that title, which hits theaters in the United States on Friday, tells the harrowing story of Sept. 26, 1983, when Stanislav Petrov made a decision credited by many with averting a nuclear war.   An alarm had gone off that night, signaling the launch of U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles, and it was up to the 44-year-old...

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