1922 graduated 4th Tver Cavalry School. 1927 graduated Leningrad Military School for Flyers and Observers. 1932 graduated Zhukovsky Air Force Academy, Moscow.
1933 completed special course, Kacha Military School for Flyers.
Joined the Red Army, 1919, and the Bolshevik Party, 1920. Commander of the Soviet pilots in China, 1937-1938. Head of the Training Department of the Air Force, 1938.
In 1941, Commander of the Soviet Air Force, which was almost annihilated by the surprise German attack. Transferred to the Far East, 1942. 1945 as specialist in long-range bomber aviation, directed operations of 10th Air Army against Japanese Kwantung Army. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1950, 1954 and 1958 convocation. Until World War II in staff and command posts.
During World War II Commander, Air Force of Far Eastern Front. 1945 Commander, 10th Air Army. Commander of the Strategic Bomber Force, 1948-1949. 1949-1957 Commander in Chief, USSR Air Force.
1957-1959 Chief, Main Board, Civil Air Fleet, USSR Council of Ministers. Since 1953 Marshal of Aviation. 1952-1961 candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 1953, Deputy Minister of Defence. Head of the Civil Aviation Administration, 1957, and head of the Anti-Aircraft Forces Academy, 1959.
Religion divides people, and is a cause of numerous wars and conflicts throughout the human history.
Communist Party, since 1920.
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.
Candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union.