I knew the story from Russian publications. This post clearly shows that humanity could destroy itself in 1962. At the time of the Cuban missile crisis I lived with my family in Moscow and people there were preparing to die.
Arkhipov prevented launch of a nuclear torpedo without command of the central government. The war was prevented by President J.F. Kennedy and his administration firm stance on removal missiles from Cuba.
The Story of Vasili Arkhipov
Khrushchev and Kennedy During the Missile Crisis
Trying to get the Russian Sub to Surface
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