Back during Cold War I, one of the big TV networks made a movie about nuclear war (and aftermath) called The Day After. Every sane and rational person should watch it every 5 or 10 years to remind themselves of the horrific nature of nuclear war.
That's fine, but those same people should also watch The Soviet Story so they know what we were defending against. The Soviet Union was far more dangerous than Nazi Germany, and it killed far more people. At the end the Soviet Union wasn't as bloody or oppressive as it had been, but the system was the same and only lacked a new leader to go back to the old ways.
Anyone watching that movie should also be aware that is was made while the nuclear freeze and disarmament movement as part of the "peace movement" in the West was in full swing, and of the Soviet Union's funding, influence, and control over various parts of the "peace movement" and nuclear freeze campaigns. The Soviets did this as an act of political warfare to hinder NATO in matching previous Soviet build ups of its nuclear forces in Europe, and US nuclear force modernization.
A parallel effort of political warfare against the US was the Soviet propaganda that the US created the AIDs virus. There are still people that believe that, some even have posted it on Slashdot.
The Soviets were dangerous liars.