Dirk diggler 9 | 4,639 18 Oct 2017 #31@kaprysNot all admire Stalin as a person, but rather his victory of Nazi Germany and liberating USSR from Nazis. They were refused Poland over political reasons as russophobia is very common in Poland - especially in the government. They do admire the idea of the Soviet Union and say its biggest downfall was doing away with religion, culture, family values, Russian patriotism, etc. Modern Russia is a USSR 2.0.Stalin was not a conservative. He really wasn't anything besides a power hungry calculating monster who killed more people than Hitler could even dream of. Nonetheless, it is very common for socialists to stir up nationalist ideologies in regional conflicts to gain troops to 'fight for their homeland' and help spread the 'revolution.' It happened in southern and eastern Asia, it happened in Russia, it happened everywhere. They especially do this in time of war and conflict.The ideas of 'left' and 'right,' 'democrat' and 'republican' change with time, history, certain events, etc. The Democrats of yesteryear were firmly against abolition of slavery and were frequently members of the KKK. The Republicans were actually ones who fought to free the slaves.