We can all agree they hired great artists, right? We would pay top dollar to watch this guy fight CGI aliens next to Captain America.
Somebody forward this to Marvel.
But judging the effectiveness of Soviet Propaganda is another matter entirely. The natural assumption, based on decades of Bond movies, is that most Soviet citizens bought into the propaganda. The mainstream academic opinion is in line with that: Soviet propaganda worked pretty well, particularly because nothing else was allowed inside the country.
Eugen Fedchenko is a professor of journalism living in Ukraine who also lived through the last couple decades of Soviet history on the frontier of the USSR. And out there, in his recollection, Soviet propaganda was less effective:
"Soviet propaganda was completely dull, even for Soviet people. If you explain by propaganda that Americans are starving and you go to grocery store and it is empty ... these kind of reality checks made Soviet propaganda ineffective domestically."