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Ivan Ignat'evich Iakubovskii

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Ivan Iakubovskii, USSR Marshal.

Background

Iakubovskii, Ivan was born on January 7, 1912.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1932. Took part as a tank officer in the SovietFinnish war, 1939-1940. Commander of tank detachments during World War II. After the war, commander of a tank army.

1st Deputy Commander of Soviet Forces in Germany, 1957-1960, and 1961-1962, and Commander, 1962-1965. Commander of Kiev military district, 1965. 1st Deputy Minister of Defence of the USSR, and Supreme Commander of Warsaw Pact Forces, 1967.

Religion

No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.

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.