As much as I hate the USSR, the alternatives are bleak. The Freaky Friday switching of places between Fascist Russia and Communist Germany is appealing for its irony, but the Western powers have greater opportunity to intervene in Germany, unless the rank and file of the Army are willing to fight, or if the war is far less won, for example no American troops. And an undefeated Imperial Germany always look too exhausted to intervene, just as the Western powers found it too unpopular. I would have to say that this proto-Fascist Russia is eerily similar to the warped Nationalism, twisted socialism, and paranoid anti-Semitism of Hitler, but I suspect it differs poignantly. The Church would be a unifier and I guess it stays more conservative, capitalistic and traditional, but its power base is still the peasantry who enacted land reform and I am curious if that is sustained. I can see a disintegration into warlordism and since we still get a civil war the wholesale destruction of Russia. I would agree that we likely get only the core surrounding Moscow and lose the areas not fully ethnic Russian, the Whites likely offer little to keep them and are too weak to bring them back. Thus I think it looks eerily similar to the break-up of the USSR, the spin-offs going on to there own dictators and messy transitions to independence, those with some history better moving forward while others struggle, especially with a revanche Russia lurking about. On balance it might still be better than the institutional repression and purging of Stalin and his ilk, this Russia takes far longer to stabilize, recover, industrialize, democratize and emerge as a modern nation, but it might do it at less cost and with a better foundation for its future.