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Boris Aleksandrovich Shteifon

Lieutenant-general

Boris Shteifon, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Shteifon, Boris was born in 1880.

Career

Took part in World War I. During the Civil War, fought with the Whites. Evacuated to Gallipoli with the remnants of the White armies. One of the military leaders in Gallipoli under the command of General Kutepov.

Moved to Yugoslavia. During World War II, joined the Russian Corps, organized to fight the communist partisans, and after the arrest by the Germans of General Skorodumov, the founder of the corps, took over command under the new name of the Russian Guard Group, comprising 12,000 men. Fought Tito’s partisans. The Russian Guard Group surrendered to the British in Austria and was the only Russian anti-communist formation treated as regular POWs and not threatened by extradition to SMERSH.

Religion

Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.

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.