FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION

„For the Prevention of Nuclear Annihilation“ is a fictional Soviet medal never awarded to Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov, whose prudence during a nuclear false alarm incident in 1983 probably prevented a third world war.
As a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, he rightly considered it a computer error when an early warning satellite signaled the alleged launch of American intercontinental missiles.
 Petrov was neither awarded nor penalized for not initializing a retaliation strike.

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