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Nikolai Grigor’evich Krapivianskii

state security official

Nikolai Krapivianskii, USSR State security official.

Background

Krapivianskii, Nikolai was born in 1889.

Education

Educated at the Chuguev Military School, 1913.

Career

On active service during World War I as a Lieutenant-colonel. Joined the Bolsheviks, 1917. Took part in the Civil War in the Ukraine.

After the Civil War, commander of the Cheka forces in the Ukraine and the Crimea. High state-security and border-guard posts after 1928.

Religion

No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.

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.