As reported by Censor.NET
citing Radio Svoboda
, the initiators of the signature collecting are convinced that Stalin was not a tyrant and dictator, but the greatest ruler ever. In their opinion, it is the Stalinist type of government that will make Russia a successful country.
Some Stalin supporters are not just in comfort with the enormous number of victims of Stalinist purges, but also believe that he "should have destroyed many more for Russia not to be such a mess now".