Translated by Inessa Sinchougova for Fort Russ
22nd June, 2016
At a discussion with representatives of various media outlets, Putin urges journalists to report genuinely on the impending nuclear war.
Nobody has anything to gain from a nuclear stand-off against Russia. The power hungry decision-makers are few in number, but powerful enough to have subverted mainstream media to misrepresent Russia as the main threat to international security.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, in a series of confused events, Soviet submariner Vasili Arkhipov refused his captain’s orders by not firing a missile against the United States. By morning, Khruschev and Kennedy had come to a mutual agreement.
The world never truly understood how close we came to mutually assured destruction. It is important to remember that the rational actions of ONE person can avoid a disaster.