Graduated from the Dzerzhinskii Artillery Academy, 1952, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1966.
Joined the Red Army, 1942. Artillery officer, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, during World War II. After World War II, held several high posts in the Soviet artillery. Deputy chairman of DOSAAF, 1976.
No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.
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.