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Ivan Stepanovich YUMASHEV

admiral , since 1957

Ivan YUMASHEV, USSR Admiral; retired since 1957. five Order of Lenin; other orders; medals; Hero of Soviet Union. Member, Communist Party, since 1918.

Background

YUMASHEV, Ivan was born in 1895 in Tiflis.

Education

1925 graduated navigation class, Special Naval Officers’ Courses. 1932 graduated Ship Commanders’ Courses, Voroshilov Naval Academy.

Career

Since 1912 in navy; since 1918 in Soviet Navy. First in Volga-Caspian Flotilla, then since 1920 on torpedo cruiser “Petropavlovsk” in Baltic Fleet. After Civil War exec, officer, then commanded battleship, a destroyer division and cruiser brigade.

1937-1939 Chief of Staff, then Commander, Black Sea Fleet. 1939-1947 Commander, Pacific Fleet. 1943-1956 candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1947-1951 Commander in Chief, Soviet Navy and USSR Minister of the Navy. 1951-1957 Head, Voroshilov Naval Academy.

Religion

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

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1918.

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.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1918.