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Ivan Kirillovich Iakovlev

general , state securityofficer

Ivan Iakovlev, USSR General, state securityofficer.

Background

Iakovlev, Ivan was born in 1918.

Education

Graduated from the Military Academy of the Tank Forces, 1949, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1958.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1939. Took part in the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940. Junior commander during World War II. Chief of Military Training of the Land Forces, and Deputy Commander of the Moscow military district.

Commander of the Internal Armed Forces of the Ministry of the Interior, 1968.

Religion

Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

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.