Perhaps these men and women (soviets) wounldn't have looked so horrid to western nation if they hadn't butchered his majesty, the majority of the imperial family (including children,) and treating successionist states like Ukraine with the same attitude as the previous government.
Perhaps someone should learn world history better before judge the Soviet people. Communists actually created all the 'seccessionist' states for all other nations of Russian Empire, and granted independence for Finland.
And, for some reason, French people are treated far better despite murdering their our King, Queen and burning down most of the Paris during the Great French Revolution. Oh, and waging war against most of the Europe under Napoleon.
I will answer your comments in order regarding the soviets and the French revolution. First Ukraine seceded from the Russian Empire during it's civil war; it was it's own independent non-communist republic from 1917-1921. After the soviets gained power and the Romanov dynasty mostly wiped out, the Soviet union invaded this sovereign state and made it a republic of the Soviet Union. In regards to Finland yes it did gain it's independence, however the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin later attempted to re-conquer Finland in the Winter War (1939-1940) and was only partially successful.
Secondly while the spirits of the French people were running high at the early stage of the revolution, it soon turned to horror during the Reign of Terror (1793-1794,) during which led to the deaths of many innocent people while under the rule of Maximilien de Robespierre. This only ended after his execution but the turmoil of the republic only continued until Napoleon become France's Emperor. It was only then when the French people regained (while at the same time losing a few) their rights. So the idea that the death of a sovereign head of state through revolution will automatically lead to more liberty and better living is absurd, all it does is create a power vacuum.
In regards to propaganda, yes it is effective at enflaming one's passions. It is even capable of causing two respectable people to debate over the internet.
During the 1917-1921, the Ukraine was in no better state than most of the Russian Empire, as different political leaders struggled for power. It was hardly a legitimate sovereign state as we see it nowadays.
And the goal of the Winter War was not to conquer Finland, but to move the border away from Leningrad. There were attempts to solve the problem peacefully, but diplomacy failed.