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Filipp Ivanovich GOLIKOV

Marshal of Soviet Union since 1961

Filipp GOLIKOV, USSR Marshal of Soviet Union since 1961. Chief, Main Political Board, Soviet Army and Navy, since 1958; Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1961. four Order of Lenin; four Order of Red Banner; other orders; medals; Hero of Soviet Union. Member, Communist Party, since 1918.

Background

Golikov, Filipp was born on July 29, 1900.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1933.

Career

1941 headed Soviet military mission in talks with US government on aid to USSR (lease-lend). 1942-1943 directed defense of Voronezh and attack in VoronezhKastomoe operation. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1937, 1954 and 1958 convocation.

1958 member, Credentials Commission, Soviet of Nationalities, USSR Supreme Soviet. Delegation at 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress. Took part in Civil War.

Until 1931 held various posts in Red Army. 1940-1941 Deputy Chief of General Staff. 1941 Commander, 10th Army.

1942-1943 Commander in Chief, Bryansk and Voronezh Fronts, 1944-1946 Chief, Repatriation Mission. 1943-1950 Deputy Popular Commissar of Defense for Personnel and Chief, Main Personnel Board, Soviet Army. 1950-1956 commander of an army.

1956-1958 Chief, Armored Forces Military Academy. 1959-1961 full general.

Religion

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

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1918.

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.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1918.