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55 Years After Preventing Nuclear Attack, Arkhipov Honored With Inaugural ‘Future of Life Award’ | Future of Life Institute

On October 27, 1962, a soft-spoken naval officer named Vasili Arkhipov single-handedly prevented nuclear war during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Arkhipov’s submarine captain, thinking their sub was under attack by American forces, wanted to launch a nuclear weapon at the ships above. Arkhipov, with the power of veto, said no, thus averting nuclear war.

Now, 55 years after his courageous actions, the Future of Life Institute has presented the Arkhipov family with the inaugural Future of Life Award to honor humanity’s late hero.

Source: 55 Years After Preventing Nuclear Attack, Arkhipov Honored With Inaugural Future of Life Award – Future of Life Institute

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