Took part in WW1 as a captain. Joined the Red Army, 1918. During the Civil War, Minister of War of the Terek Soviet Republic (Caucasus).
Commander of Red forces in the Caucasus, and later in Turkestan.
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.