Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1914.
Took part in World War I. Joined the Red Army, 1918. Active in the Civil War. High posts in the Soviet Air Force in the 1920s.
Deputy chief-of-staff of the Red Army, 1933. Perished in Stalin’s purges.
Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.
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.