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Nikolai Nikolaevich Petin

Nikolai Petin, USSR Military commander.

Background

  • Petin, Nikolai was born in 1876.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1907.

    Career

    • Took part in the Russo-Japanese war, 1904-1905. During World War I, on active service as a colonel. Joined the Red Army, 1918.

      During the Civil War, chief-of-staff of the Western, Southern and SouthWestern fronts, 1919-1920. In the 1920s, held high administrative positions in the Red Army. Commander of Engineers of the Red Army, 1930.

    Religion

    Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

    Views

    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.

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    Born 1876
    Died 1937
    (aged 61)
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