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Vasilii Danilovich Sokolovskii

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Vasilii Sokolovskii, USSR Marshal. Highly decorated (8 Orders.

Background

Sokolovskii, Vasilii was born on July 21, 1897 in Kozliki, near Grodno. Son of a peasant.

Education

Graduated from the Military Academy of the Red Army, 1921.

Career

Joined the Red Army,1918. Took part in the Civil War as a regimental commander, brigade commander, and divisional chief-ofstaff. Deputy Chief of the General Staff, February 1941.

During World War II, gained prominence as Commander of the Western front, 1943-1944, and Deputy Commander of the 1st Belorussian front, April 1945. Commander of Soviet Forces in Germany, 1946-1949, and 1st Deputy Minister of Defence, 1949. Chief of the General Staff, 1952-1960.

Of Lenin).

Religion

Religious leaders contribute to secular and religious wars by endorsing or supporting the violence.

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.