Log In

Petr Aleksandrovich Smirnov

political officer

Petr Smirnov, USSR Political officer.

Background

Smirnov, Petr was born in 1897.

Career

Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1917, and the Red Army, 1918. Political commissar during the Civil War. Head of the Political Administration of the Baltic fleet, 1926-1937, and of the Red Army, June 1937.

Deputy Minister of Defence, October 1937. Navy Minister, January 1938.

Religion

Religion is an instrument of the ruling classes to instill in the masses the religious conviction that their current suffering will lead to eventual happiness.

Views

Communist party could initiate policies in the name of the society because it knows what the best is for its progress and development.