Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1940.
Several high command posts during World War II. Head of the Vystrel Courses, 1955-1959.
Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.
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.