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Afanasii Petrovich Shilin

Afanasii Shilin, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

  • Shilin, Afanasii was born in 1924.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Dzerzhinskii Artillery Academy, 1952, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1966.

    Career

    • 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.

    Religion

    No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.

    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 1924
    Died 1982
    (aged 58)
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