These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Rooting for the Empire: it is perfectly possible for Russians to think the Komsomol was actually right and the stilyagi were wrong, since the flood of Western pop culture was one of the factors that contributed to the fall of the Union.