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Aleksandr Il’ich Rodimtsev

Col-general

Aleksandr Rodimtsev, USSR Col.-general.

Background

Rodimtsev, Aleksandr was born in 1905.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1939.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1927, and the Bolshevik Party, 1929. Sent to Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Several high command posts during World War II. Became widely known during the Battle of Stalingrad.

After World War II, military adviser and attache in communist Albania. Several command posts in the Soviet forces, 1956-1966.

Religion

Religion is a cause of numerous conflicts and bloody wars throughout the history of mankind.

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.