The Man Who Saved The World.

  1. Foxbat

    Foxbat None The Wiser

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    I know that this section is normally used for figures in literature/music etc. but, frankly, without this guy, none of us would be here to mourn anybody.

    I think he deserves to be mentioned and thanked.
    Man 'who saved the world' dies at 77
     
    Sep 19, 2017
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  2. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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  3. dannymcg

    dannymcg Well-Known Member

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    Odd! When I saw the obituary title I thought it was gonna be about this guy, I was only reading about him a few days ago

    The man who saved the World
     
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  4. Foxbat

    Foxbat None The Wiser

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    Makes you wonder how many times we came close to extinction and exactly how many people saved the world:eek:
     
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  5. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    There was a TV programme about him many years ago.
    It's probably on Youtube!
     
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  6. Old_Man_Steve2016

    Old_Man_Steve2016 Well-Known Member

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    There was an incident in 1995 when the Russian military thought a launch from Sweeden was a decapitation strike by the US. They even got the football out. Boris Yeltsin didn't believe it and the missile tracked off to sea. So, Boris Yeltsin is also a hero, strangely.
     
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  7. Foxbat

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    Ah good old Boris.

    I remember the TV shots of the failed 1991 coup with him standing on a tank outside the Russian parliament (which became known as The White House) shaking his fist and rallying his followers. In 1998 I visited Russia and watched what I can only describe as Moskva Spitting Image on TV (google Spitting Image if you don't know what I'm on about). There was a scene with Gorby trying to land a burning plane whilst Boris talked him down to safety. It was all in Russian but the sentiment was obvious.

    Big Boris. Drunken Boris. Ranting Boris. You will always be a hero to me:)
     
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  8. dask

    dask dark and stormy knight

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    Wasn't there a movie about this in addition to the TV show?
     
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  9. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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  10. LordOfWizards

    LordOfWizards Well-Known Member

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    Stephen's post leads to the real hero of the infamous 'Cuban Missile Crisis' incident (Vasili Arkhipov). His meritorious actions were brought to light in this film as well: Thirteen Days (film) - Wikipedia
     
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