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Ioakim Ioakimovich Vatsietis

Ioakim Vatsietis, USSR General, state security official.

Background

  • Vatsietis, Ioakim was born on November 23, 1873 in Latvia. Son of an agricultural worker.

  • Education

    • Educated at the Wilno Infantry School, 1897. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1909.

    Career

    • Joined the Russian Army, 1891. Colonel during World War I. After the October Revolution 1917, joined the Bolsheviks. Became one of the main organizers of the Latvian detachments which were Lenin’s pretorian guard during the early years of Soviet rule.

      Suppressed the anti-communist Polish corps of Dowbor-Musnicki, January 1918. Commander of the Latvian division, April 1918. Defeated the left SRs’ uprising in Moscow, July 1918.

      Supreme commander of the military forces of the republic, 1918-1919. His detachments were among the few professional and totally ruthless forces of the Red Army in its early days who were employed at the front against the Whites and for terror operations against the population. After the Civil War, professor at the Military Academy of the Red Army, 1921 (lectured on military history).

    Religion

    Religion doesn't give equal treatment to women and therefore contradicts basic human rights.

    Views

    Communist Party of the Soviet Union is the guiding force of all socialist countries, and the nucleus of their political system.

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    Born November 23, 1873
    Died July 28, 1938
    (aged 64)
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