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Aleksei Vasil’evich Lopatin

lieutenant , State security officer

Aleksei Lopatin, USSR Lieutenant, state security officer.

Background

Lopatin, Aleksei was born in 1915.

Career

Joined the border guards (NKVD), 1937. At the start of World War II, his border-guard detachment fought to the death for 11 days against the advancing German Army. Posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, 1957.

The extremely long delay in acknowledging this heroic feat has never been explained.

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.