I would say objectively, the Russian state is worse and thank fuck we don't live there.what i said was that glancing at their front page my first thought was, this looks suss. and that was based on the fact that there is a war going on between russia and the american-led west. its not about cheering on russia or thinking that the west is 'worser' or 'eviller' than Russia, or wanting the west to fall to the barbarian hordes.
I accept your point about a war going on though, though mostly the West have been punching bags as opposed to aggressors. Perhaps that'll change with Biden idk.