Educated at a school for armoured troops officers, 1938. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1950, later professor at the Academy.
Joined the Red Army, 1935. Took part in the Soviet-Finnish war and World War II as a tank officer. Head of the Academy of Armoured Forces, 1969.
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.