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This man is the reason humanity still exists today
Tác giả: HyHy
The British newspaper "Daily Telegraph" of September 26, in the introduction of the film mentioned above, also wrote about Arkhipov as follows: "This man, making decisions alone, saved the world. world free from perdition".
The film describes the Caribbean missile crisis that took place in 1962 as the most critical moment in the "cold war" between the Soviet Union and the United States. The confrontation between the two powers reached a climax, when the United States began using its naval forces to blockade Cuba to force the Soviet Union to withdraw the nuclear missiles deployed in Cuba. The situation has been pushed to the "red line", when any armed conflict can cause the outbreak of a world nuclear war.
At that time, on the Cuban coast there was a fleet of four submarines armed with torpedoes carrying nuclear warheads capable of destroying an entire US fleet. American ships and warplanes patrolled the Cuban coast to detect potential enemy submarines, so the Soviet submarines were forced to dive deep into the sea. The US dropped bombs into the sea to force Soviet submarines to the surface.
The film's authors claim that, upon hearing the explosion, the captain of one of the Russian submarines thought war had broken out and wanted to fire torpedoes carrying nuclear warheads at the American ship. However, Mr. Arkhipov, as the commanding officer, did not authorize that order. Arkhipov then ordered the withdrawal of Soviet submarines from American shores.
Mr. Vasily Arkhipov died in 1999. The details of the march of Soviet submarines to the American coast were kept secret for a long time.
According to the British media, it is now known only that the world has avoided the risk of a war thanks to the calm and decisiveness of the submarine commander Vasily Arkhipov.