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Sergei Matveevich Shtemenko

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Sergei Shtemenko, USSR General.

Background

Shtemenko, Sergei was born in 1907.

Education

Graduated from the Mechanization Academy of the Red Army, 1937, and from the Academy of the General Staff, 1940.

Career

Joined the Red Army, 1926, and the Bolshevik Party, 1930. During World War II, as Head of the Operations Department of the General Staff, worked closely with Stalin. Chief of the General Staff, 1948-1952.

Deputy Minister of Defence. Several other high posts in the General Staff. Non-voting member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1952-1956.

Chief of Staff at the Warsaw Pact HQ, 1968.

Religion

The hierarchical structure of most religions is anti-democratic, and thus offends basic human rights.

Views

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union is the leading and guiding force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of its political system, of all state and public organizations.