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Rodion Iakovlevich Malinovskii

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Rodion Malinovskii, USSR Marshal.

Background

Malinovskii, Rodion was born on November 23, 1898.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1930.

Career

Took part in World War I. As a soldier in the Russian Expeditionary Corps in France, acted as a Bolshevik organizer. Joined the Red Army, 1919. Active in the Civil War.

Took part in the Spanish Civil War, later taught at the Frunze Academy. Commander of several southern fronts during World War II. Khrushchev’s choice for Minister of Defence after Zhukov’s dismissal, a post he held from 1957-1967.

Religion

Religion is bad because it divides people, and is a cause of conflict and war.

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.