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The Man Who Saved The World (Democrats Hate Him Because He's Russian tho)

By HunterTits follow HunterTits   2021 Apr 23, 6:36pm 123 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


The man who saved the world... at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and two of the officers agreed to 'blast the warships out of the water'. Arkhipov refused to agree - unanimous consent of three officers was required - and thanks to him, we are here to talk about it.

His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

Raise a glass to Vasilli Arkhipov - the Man Who Saved the World

1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 23, 9:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I will have to buy some vodka to toast him.

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