Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1926, went on to become a professor at the academy.
Took part in World War I. Joined the Red Army, 1918. Active in the Civil War. On active service during theSoviet-Finnish war and World War II. Head of the Academy of the General Staff, 1942-1943.
Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.
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.