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Ivan Timofeevich Shlemin

Lieutenant-general

Ivan Shlemin, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Shlemin, Ivan was born in 1898.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1925.

Career

Took part in World War I. Joined the Red Army, 1918, and the Bolshevik Party, 1920. Took part in the Civil War. Head of the Academy of the General Staff, 1937-1940.

Commander of several armies during World War II. After the war, Chief-of-staff of Land Forces, 1948. Professor at the Academy of the General Staff, 1954-1962.

Religion

Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.

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.