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Konstantin Nikolaevich Smirnov

Lieutenant-general

Konstantin Smirnov, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Smirnov, Konstantin was born in 1899.

Education

Educated at a pilots’ school, 1921.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War. High air force command posts before and during World War II. Commander of Airborne Troops, 1946-1951.

Religion

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

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.