Graduated from courses at the Military Academy of the Red Army, 1935.
Took part in the Civil War. During World War II, commander of tank forces. Commander of Soviet tank forces in East Germany, 1948.
No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.
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.