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Petr Aleksandrovich Smirnov

Petr Smirnov, USSR Political officer.

Background

  • Smirnov, Petr was born in 1897.

  • Career

    • Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1917, and the Red Army, 1918. Political commissar during the Civil War. Head of the Political Administration of the Baltic fleet, 1926-1937, and of the Red Army, June 1937.

      Deputy Minister of Defence, October 1937. Navy Minister, January 1938.

    Religion

    Religion is an instrument of the ruling classes to instill in the masses the religious conviction that their current suffering will lead to eventual happiness.

    Views

    Communist party could initiate policies in the name of the society because it knows what the best is for its progress and development.

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    Born 1897
    Died 1938
    (aged 41)
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