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Pavel Andreevich Taran

Pavel Taran, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

  • Taran, Pavel was born in 1916.

  • Education

    • Educated at a pilots’ school, 1938. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1958.

    Career

    • 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

    Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.

    Views

    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.

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    Born 1916
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