Joined the Red Army, 1918, and the Bolshevik Party, 1919. Took part in the Civil War. Regimental and divisional commander.
On active service during World War II as commander of the 33rd Army.
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.