Because Stalin was such a great guy.

A pro-Russia activist holds a flag depicting Stalin with a machine gun in his hands reading ‘Death to fascism!’ during a rally of the Russian Block marking May Day in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 1, 2014. Some 100,000 workers on May 1 paraded on Red Square for the first time since the 1991 Soviet breakup as the takeover of Crimea triggered a surge of patriotism and boosted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s standing. (AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY)