Joined the Red Army, 1941. Fighter pilot during World War II. Deputy commander of the Soviet Air Force, 1969. Commander of the Soviet Air Force and Deputy Minister of Defence, 1984.
Religion is a cause of numerous conflicts and bloody wars throughout the history of mankind.
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.