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Ivan Mikhailovich Chistiakov

Ivan Chistiakov, USSR Col.-general.

Background

  • Chistiakov, Ivan was born in 1900.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Vystrel courses, 1930. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1949.

    Career

    • Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1926.

      Commander of several armies during World War II. Deputy Commander of the Transcaucasian military district, 1954. General Inspector of the Ministry of Defence, 1957-1968.

    Religion

    Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.

    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 1900
    Died 1979
    (aged 79)
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