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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Shchors

military commander

Nikolai Shchors, USSR Military commander.

Background

Shchors, Nikolai was born in 1895.

Career

Took part in World War I as a sublieutenant. Joined the Bolshevik Party, and the Red Army, 1918. Organized Red partisan groups in Western Russia, near Novozybkov.

Fought in the Civil War as a divisional commander. Later glorified as a revolutionary hero. Became the subject of several films.

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.