(Posted here as Reference material)
These comments offer a cross-section of views on Stalin, both for the man and against him. There is also much on Hitler, WWII, and the mass rape of German women by Allied forces.
Apologies to posters whose comments have been excluded owing to lack of space. This article runs to almost 10,000 words, so it was necessary to stop it getting any longer by sacrificing many good comments and include only those that touched on the most important issues.