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Pavel Stepanovich Kutakhov

Pavel Kutakhov, USSR Marshal.

Background

  • Kutakhov, Pavel was born in 1914 in the village of Malokirsanovka, now Rostov Oblast’.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1957.

    Career

    • Served in the Soviet Army from 1935. Military commander throughout World War II. Command posts in the Soviet Air Force, 1945-1967. 1st Deputy Commander-in-chief of the USSR' Air Force, 1967-1969, and Commander-in-chief from 1969.

      USSR Deputy Minister of Defence, 1969. Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1971. Marshal, 1972.

    Religion

    Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

    Views

    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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    Died December 3, 1984
    (aged 70)
    Nationality