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Ivan Ivanovich Pstygo

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Ivan Pstygo, USSR Marshal.

Background

Pstygo, Ivan was born in 1918.

Education

Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1957.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1936, and the Bolshevik Party, 1941. Fighter pilot during World War II. Deputy Commander of the Soviet Air Force, 1967. High posts in the Ministry of Defence, 1977-1983.

Religion

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

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.