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Anatolii Il’ich Gekker

military commander

Anatolii Gekker, USSR Military commander.

Background

Gekker, Anatolii was born in 1888.

Education

Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1917.

Career

Sent to the front, joined the revolutionary movement. Chairman of a soldiers’ cttee., December 1917. During the Civil War, held high command posts at several fronts (Commander of the Donetsk army, Supreme Commander of the Union of the Southern Republics).

Chief of Staff of the VOKHR troops (internal security, including camp guards), 1920. Head of the Red Army Military Academy, 1922. Later military attache in China and Turkey.

Member of the General Staff, 1934. Liquidated by Stalin. organized the Letnii Sad (Summer Theatre), and the Geiten Theatre in Moscow. Starred in her own theatre.

Religion

Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

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.