High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! General Yuriy
Vsyevolodich Votintsev (Russ. ) is a retired commander of the
Soviet Air Defense's Missile Defense Units. He is best known for
the revelation in his memoirs in 1998 of the 1983 incident
involving Stanislav Petrov in which the latter probably prevented
an inadvertent nuclear war between the United States and the former
Soviet Union. He was born October 23, 1919 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
to Vsyevolod Dimitrievich and Anastasia Alexandrovna (Shcheglova)
Votintsev, his father reportedly killed by English and/or American
agents. He married Anna Makarovna (Rysakova) Votintsev (b. 1919),
with a son, Vsyevolod Yurievich Votintsev (b. 1956), who worked as
a military journalist, and a daughter, Marina Yuryevna Votintseva
(b. 1959), a military foreign linguist.
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