A not unreasonable point, although I made it in the context that the people who usually credit Stalin's government, do so on the basis that he beat "the Nazis".Mike, the 'Nazis' were the government and members of the party. Those doing the invading and in due course being defeated were the Germans.
This is partly me being pedantic, but also me believing that referring to Germans as Nazis is another little step in the whitewashing of history, perpetuating the myth that the Germans were victims of the Nazis. This position will, of course, suit today's Germans, but it is a falsehood.
But yeah, I take aboard what you say.