Graduated from the Lenin Political Military Academy, 1941.
Joined the Red Army, 1926, and the Bolshevik Party, 1929. Political officer in the army during 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.