Educated at a pilots’ school, 1938. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1958.
Joined the Red Army, 1937. Took part in the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940. During World War II, commanded bomber groups, and acted as a pilot instructor.
Worked at the Ministry of Defence, 1960-1979.
Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.
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.