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Vasilii Mikhailovich Badanov

Vasilii Badanov, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

  • Badanov, Vasilii was born in 1895.

  • Career

    • Joined the Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1919. Took part in the Civil War. In the 1920s in Cheka and GPU military units.

      During World War II commander of tank detachments. Head of tank training schools, 1944. After World War II worked in the USSR Ministry of Defence.

      Retired after Khrushchev’s revelations about Stalin’s crimes, 1953.

    Religion

    Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.

    Views

    The emphasis on peaceful coexistence doesn’t mean that the Soviet Union accepted a static world with clear lines. Socialism is inevitable and the "correlations of forces" were moving towards socialism.

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    Born 1895
    Died 1971
    (aged 76)
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