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Vasilii Mikhailovich Riabikov

Col-general

Vasilii Riabikov, USSR Col.-general.

Background

Riabikov, Vasilii was born in 1907.

Education

Graduated from the Naval Academy, 1937.

Career

Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1925, and the Red Army, 1933. 1st Deputy Minister of Armaments, 1939. After WW1I, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of the RSFSR, and 1st Deputy Chairman of GOSPLAN. Non-voting member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1952, and full member, 1961.

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.