Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. Professor at military engineering educational establishments.
Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1931. On active service in engineering forces during the SovietFinnish war and World War II. After the war, General Inspector of the Engineering Forces of the Soviet Army, 1949-1960.
Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.
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.