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Afanasii Petrovich Shilin

Lieutenant-general

Afanasii Shilin, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Shilin, Afanasii was born in 1924.

Education

Graduated from the Dzerzhinskii Artillery Academy, 1952, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1966.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1942. Artillery officer, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, during World War II. After World War II, held several high posts in the Soviet artillery. Deputy chairman of DOSAAF, 1976.

Religion

No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.

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.