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Ivan Mikhailovich Chistiakov

Col-general

Ivan Chistiakov, USSR Col.-general.

Background

Chistiakov, Ivan was born in 1900.

Education

Graduated from the Vystrel courses, 1930. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1949.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1926.

Commander of several armies during World War II. Deputy Commander of the Transcaucasian military district, 1954. General Inspector of the Ministry of Defence, 1957-1968.

Religion

Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.

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.