Graduated from the Military Engineers’ Academy, 1934, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1939.
Joined the Red Army, 1920. Took part in the Civil War. Took part in World War II. Chief-of-staff of Engineering Forces of the Soviet Army, 1951-1954.
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.