Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff, 1952, later professor at the same academy.
On active service during World War I as a sub-lieutenant. Joined the Red Army, 1918, and the Bolshevik Party, 1919. Artillery officer during the Civil War.
Commander of artillery detachments during WWI1. Senior military adviser in communist China, 1956-1960.
No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.
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.