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Vasilii Mikhailovich Badanov

Lieutenant-general

Vasilii Badanov, USSR Lieutenant-general.

Background

Badanov, Vasilii was born in 1895.

Career

Joined the Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1919. Took part in the Civil War. In the 1920s in Cheka and GPU military units.

During World War II commander of tank detachments. Head of tank training schools, 1944. After World War II worked in the USSR Ministry of Defence.

Retired after Khrushchev’s revelations about Stalin’s crimes, 1953.

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.