Joined the Red Army and Communist Party, 1920. Took part in World War I and the Civil War. During World War II, artillery commander at the Volkhov, Karelian and Far Eastern Fronts.
Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.
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.