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Vitalii Markovich Primakov

military commander

Vitalii Primakov, USSR Military commander.

Background

Primakov, Vitalii was born on December 30, 1897 in Semenovka near Chernigov. Son of a teacher.

Career

Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1914. As a high school student, sent to Siberia for revolutionary propaganda, 1915. Returned after the February Revolution 1917.

Bolshevik activist. At the end of 1917, joined a Red detachment. Took part in the storming of the Winter Palace. Organized a regiment of Red Cossacks, 1918.

Became famous during the Civil War as the commander of the Red Cossacks Corps. Director of the Cavalry School in Leningrad, 1924-1925. Sent to China, 1925-1926.

Military attache in Afghanistan and Japan, 1927-1930. Deputy commander of the Leningrad military district, 1935.

Religion

Religions encourage war and violence to promote their religious goals.

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.