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Aleksandr Ignat’evich Sediakin

Aleksandr Sediakin, USSR Military commander.

Background

  • Sediakin, Aleksandr was born on November 26, 1893 in Petersburg. Son of a soldier.

  • Career

    • In 1915, graduated from the Irkutsk Military School. Took part in World War I. In 1917, joined the Bolsheviks. From 1918-1920, commander of a Red Army brigade, deputy commander of the 13th Army and the 15th Sivash Rifle Division.

      Infantry inspector in Petrograd military district, 1920. Commander of the Southern Group of the 7th Army which suppressed the antiBolshevik Kronstadt revolt, 1921. Commander of troops in Karelia, Petrograd military region, and then Privolzhskii military district.

      From 1927, deputy head of the Chief Directorate of the Red Army. Inspector of infantry and tank troops. From 1931-1932, head and commissar of the Dzerzhinskii Military-Technical Academy.

      In 1933-1936, Deputy Chief-ofstaff of the RKKA. From July 1937, commander of air-defence forces of Baku military district. Arrested during the purge of the Red Army and after the execution of Marshal Tukhachevskii. Became a victim of the Gulag.

    Religion

    Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.

    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 November 26, 1893
    Died July 29, 1938
    (aged 44)
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