Always amazed at how many people are sympathetic to communist dictators. Before we get into all the details, the facts that they are dictators alone should be enough to not respect them. There are still people that support Stalin "because he defeated Hitler." They obviously forget to mention the Gulags, the terror famine in the Ukraine, the purges, and the fact that he supported Hitler for the first 2 years of the war including the awful treatment that both of those countries inflicted on Poland.
You just have to accept the fact that many people will believe what they want to believe despite the numerous facts that go against what they believe.