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Mikhail Petrovich Kirponos

Mikhail Kirponos, USSR Col.-general.


  • Kirponos, Mikhail was born in 1892.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1927.


    • Took part in World War I and the Civil War. Joined the Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1918. On active service during the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940.

      Commander of the South-Western front at the beginning of W WII. Committed suicide.


    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.

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    Born 1892
    Died 1941
    (aged 49)