The Man Who Saved the World

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Collection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, 'The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova.  Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.

Vasili Arkhipov and wife Olga Arkhipova

Collection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, 'The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova. Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.
Photo credit: M. Yarovskaya, A. Labunskaya
Photograph of Task Group Alpha

Task Group Alpha

Photograph of Task Group Alpha
Taken by U.S. Navy Photographers
Olga ARKHIPOVA, widow of Vasili Arkhipov, a Soviet naval office, who during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.

Olga ARKHIPOVA

Olga ARKHIPOVA, widow of Vasili Arkhipov, a Soviet naval office, who during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.
Photo credit: M. Yarovskaya, A. Labunskaya
Mikhailov, Commander of Steering on board B-59

Mikhailov, Commander of Steering on board B-59

Courtesy of Bedlam Productions
Ketov, Captain of B-4

Ketov, Captain of B-4

Courtesy of Bedlam Productions
Collection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, ‘The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova, taken by production.  Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.

Collection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov

Collection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, ‘The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova, taken by production. Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.
Photos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Gary Slaughter, Andy Bradick

Photos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kian McKellar
Photos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Gary Slaughter, Andy Bradick

Photos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Kian McKellar
Vasili Arkhipov and wife Olga Arkhipova

Vasili Arkhipov and wife Olga Arkhipova

Photograph of Soviet submarine B-59

B-59 surfaced helicopter flying above - National Security Archive

Photograph of Soviet submarine B-59
U.S. Navy Photographers
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