In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be shocked at just how close we’ve come to a nuclear apocalypse, and how the actions of brave individuals such as Vasiliy Arkhipov and Stanislav Petrov mean that we’re still around today.
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Images (L to R): Yarovskaya, M., Labunskaya, A. Vasiliy Arkhipov. Circa 1950s. Photograph. Via National Geographic.
Unknown. Stanislav Petrov. Circa 1960s. Photograph. Via Russia Beyond.