Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1949.
On active service during World War I. Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. Sent to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1939. Took part in World War II.
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.