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Aleksandr Vasil’evich Gorbatov

Aleksandr Gorbatov, USSR General.

Background

  • Gorbatov, Aleksandr was born in 1891.

  • Career

    • Joined the Red Army and the Communist Party, 1919. Cavalry brigade commander during the Civil War. Arrested during the army purges in the 1930s (later described part of his Gulag experience in Novyi Mir magazine).

      Released during World War II. Commander of the 3rd Army. Commander of the Baltic military district, 1954-1958.

    Religion

    The hierarchical structure of most religions is anti-democratic, and thus offends basic human rights.

    Views

    Communist Party is the leading force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of all state and public organizations.

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    Born 1891
    Died 1973
    (aged 82)
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