"Uncle Joe" is back in favour in Russia and buses bearing his portrait are expected to appear in several Russian cities as the country prepares to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the defeat of Hitler's Germany on 9 May.
For most of the people in the European countries he occupied after 1945 it was a case of "meet the new boss, just as bad as the old boss." In fact in a lot of ways he was even worse. In 1948, George Orwell was prompted to write his 1984 novel about his nature, thinly disguised.
However, not everyone in Russia is happy about the new revisionism - more on the Russia Today website.