He began his military career in 1916 as a private of hussars, joined the CP and Red Army three years later, and led a cavalry squadron during the civil war. From 1922 to 1929, Belov led a cavalry regiment. He became a graduate of Frunze's Military Academy in 1934 and served as a commander of a cavalry division.
From 1935 to 1940, Belov was given command of his own cavalry corps. He played a key role in stopping Operation Typhoon, the German codename for the assault on Moscow, in the final months of 1941 while serving as commander of II Cavalry Corps, later redesignated in Guards Cavalry Corps. Belov took charge of the 61st Army in June 1942 and was promoted to lieutenant general. With this army, he played a key role in the Battle of Kursk, the biggest tank battle in military history, and also the fighting around Voronezh. Promoted to colonel general in July 1944, Belov participated in the liberation of Ukraine, Poland and finally in the Battle of Berlin.
After World War II, he commanded the Southern Ural Military District for ten years. He then chaired the Voluntary Association for Support of the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Belov retired from the military in 1960 and died on 3 December three years later.
Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals. Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.
Member, Communist Party, since 1925.
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.