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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Novikov

Col-general

Nikolai Novikov, USSR Col.-general.

Background

Novikov, Nikolai was born in 1900.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1933.

Career

Joined the Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1919. Took part in the Civil War. Tank forces commander on several fronts during World War II. Continued his career as tank forces commander after World War II in the Far East and East Germany.

Chief inspector of the Ministry of Defence, 1957-1961.

Religion

Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

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.