Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1933.
He is best known for not passing on to Stalin intelligence about German invasion plans in June 1941, either because he did not believe them or because Stalin made it very clear he did not want to hear them. Golikov saw service as a political commissar during the Russian Civil War. He graduated from the Frunze military academy in 1933.
He commanded the 6th Army during the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, and in 1940 he served in the war against Finland. He was in charge of the Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) (1940–41), personally leading Soviet military missions in Great Britain and United States. During the war, he commanded the Bryansk Front (1942) and Voronezh Front (1942–43), before being appointed Assistant Minister of Defense (April 1943), at which post he was responsible for the repatriation of Soviet POW. The war over, he held various offices in the Ministry of Defense.
Burials at Novodevichy Cemetery.
Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.
Member, Communist Party, since 1918.
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.
Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.