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On the Brink

Author: Nikolai Dolgopolov
Translation: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images by Polina Tsareva


Sep/Oct 2012
US-Russian Relations
Page 42   ( 8 pages)


Summary: Fifty years ago this October, the world walked to the brink of nuclear holocaust, looked over the edge, and stepped back. This is the account of one actor in that frightful drama, someone who dared to take a stand and may just have ended up saving the planet.


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