That is what happens when you let people with their own agenda write history books. I would love to read a history book from all the ages that did not put their own slant on things so we could see what really happened instead of what people want you to think happened. I bet that would scare many people.
All in all Stalin was a bad person and he was stopped. I would not put him the same boat as Hitler but he is not far behind him.
Knowing what I know he is in the same exact boat as Hitler… it's just that Hitler acted first. He had the same plans, to conquer Europe and then inflict his ideology on everyone. In fact, he made sure WW 2 started by allying with Hitler so he would invade Poland. Then he thought that Germany, France, and England would exhaust each other like in WW 2 and he's be able to step in. He never reckoned on the speed with which Hitler would conquer France and most of the rest of Europe and turn his battle hardened army on the USSR. But they were the same as far as evil goes as far as I'm concerned. Get a couple books written about Stalin that aren't by apologist or leftists and you'll see what I mean.