On active service in World War I. Took part in the Bolshevik take-over in Moscow, 1917. Pilot in the Red Air Force in the Civil War. Commander of the air force at the Turkestan front, 1923-1926.
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.