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Aleksei Innokent'evich Antonov

general

Aleksei Antonov, USSR General.

Background

Antonov, Aleksei was born on September 15, 1896 in Grodno. Son of an officer.

Education

Educated at the Pavlovskoe Military School, 1916. Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1931, and the Academy of the General Staff, 1937.

Career

Took part in World War I. Joined the Red Army, 1919,asastaff officer. Became well known during World War II as an efficient staff officer, serving in Stalin’s HQ from 1942. Took part in the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.

From 1955 Chief-of-staff of the Warsaw Pact.

Religion

Religion is a tool used by the ruling classes for the masses to relieve their suffering via the act of experiencing religious emotions.

Views

All policy decisions should be made in the light of the continued, permanent development of the theory of Marxism–Leninism.