Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. High air force command posts before and during World War II. Commander of Airborne Troops, 1946-1951.
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.