Joined the Red Guards (workers’ revolutionary armed detachments), 1917, and the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War as a brigade commander. Graduated from courses for senior officers of the Red Army,
Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.
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.