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Mikhail Andreevich Svechin

Lieutenant-general

Mikhail Svechin, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Svechin, Mikhail was born in 1876 in Petersburg.

Education

Graduated from the 2nd Cadet Corps, and from the Nikolaevskoe Cavalry School, 1895. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1902.

Career

Took part in the Russo-Japanese war and the Civil War. Major-general, 1915. Chief-ofstaff of a cavalry division. Commander of several regiments in the White Army.

Commander of the 1st Cavalry Corps, appointed by Kornilov. Fought in the South and evacuated with the remnants of the White Army, 1920. Chairman of the Nice branch of ROVS (organization of White army veterans in exile).

Very popular figure in the Russian community in the South of France.

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.