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Mikhail Mitrofanovich Zaitsev

Mikhail ZAITSEV, military official.

Background

  • Zaitsev, Mikhail was born in 1923.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Military Academy of Tank Troops in 1954, then from the Military Academy of the General Staff in 1965.

    Career

    • Joined the Soviet Army, 1941. Commander of various units 1957-1969. Commander of various units until 1972. 1st Deputy Commander of Troops in the Belorussian military district, 1972-1976.

      Member of the Central Committee of the Belorussian CP, 1976-1981. Commander of Soviet Troops in East Germany from 1980.

      Commander of Troops in Germany 85, in Afghanistan 1985. Deputy to Supreme Soviet of USSR.

      A key figure in the changing face of the Soviet forces pitted against Nato. One of the new breed of Soviet generals, surrounding himself with a group of young educated officers who have welcomed his encouragement of initiative.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Communist Party

    Religion

    Idea of God is a virus of human mind.

    Views

    Communist Party is the leading force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of all state and public organizations.

    Membership

    CPSU since 1943; Central Committee of Byelorussian CP 1976-1981. Central Committee CPSU 1981-1989. Full member of the

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1981.
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