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Mikhail Petrovich Kirponos

Col-general

Mikhail Kirponos, USSR Col.-general.

Background

Kirponos, Mikhail was born in 1892.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1927.

Career

Took part in World War I and the Civil War. Joined the Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1918. On active service during the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940.

Commander of the South-Western front at the beginning of W WII. Committed suicide.

Religion

Religion is a cause of numerous conflicts and bloody wars throughout the history of mankind.

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.