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    Stanislav Petrov

    Several times over the course of the Cold War, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union almost reached breaking point. In 1983, a mood of crisis gripped both East and West, and although most people were unaware of it at the time, the world came very close to nuclear war. But just how close? 30 years ago this week, the fate of the world lay in the hands of Stanislav Petrov, as Lorcan Clancy explores.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0929/476635-the-history-show-sunday-29-september-2013/?clipid=1319266

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