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Aleksei Ivanovich Shakhurin

Aleksei Shakhurin, USSR Col.-general.

Background

  • Shakhurin, Aleksei was born in 1904.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Moscow Engineering Economics Institute, 1932.

    Career

    • Joined the Red Army, 1934. In the late 1930s, 1st Secretary of Iaroslavl’, later Gorkii obkom. Member of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party, 1939-1946.

      Minister of the Aviation Industry of the USSR, 1940-1946. Arrested after Stalin was told by his son, Vasilii, an air-force officer, that US planes were better than Soviet planes. Released after Stalin’s death, 1953.

      Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Foreign Economic Relations, 1953-1959.

    Religion

    Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.

    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 1904
    Died 1975
    (aged 71)
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