That could very well be true. But the fact is they also were invaded and slaughtered by the German army in a policy of extermination. And they fought back. And the German Army was decimated. And the Allies were able to invade Italy, then Normandy. Those are the facts. Whatever the actions of the repressive Soviet government, very few people give the Russian people their due. And very few people acknowledged the fact that 11 million of them died so that the Nazi government would be exterminated from this earth. They did their part. Give them their due credit. As much as we want to "wax lyrical" about the American achievements and its "crusade against an evil dictator". America alone did not stop Hitler and one other country sacrificed and contributed more to that effect than they did. That is the fact.