In principle, what is happening today is very similar to what happened before the Second World War. There are a lot of analogies here. I must say that in fact the USSR was in a much worse situation than Russia is today. It had no allies at all. [—] So, in principle, the chances of the USSR were very small. But today, on the eve of May 9 [the official holiday in Russia – The Victory Day of World War II], I will remind you with what this [the war of the USSR against Nazi Germany 1941-1945] ended.
During WWII, Moscow had a lot of allies united by the ant-Hitler coalition including the US and UK. It was fighting not the West but the Nazi Germany and other Axis powers. www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II,
Also, a non-aggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union was concluded only a few days before the beginning of World War II and divided eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. www.britannica.com/event/German-Soviet-Nonaggression-Pact,