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Comments #9755191:

Thank you so much Petrov 24 4, 3:27pm

@comrade_Comrade Thinking further on the matter, regarding this:

"Also most articles about this event are written from his words alone, so there is always a place for sensationalism (first article was published in 1993, the "yellowest" period in Russian journalism) and self-aggrandizement which is always almost inevitable in single-source stories."

It's probably a case of 'people like a hero' coming into play. 'The system had multiple checks and this happened to be the one that triggered' just isn't as interesting for most people.