As one born educaated and grown up in central europe, the persppective is very different, and as Agnes noted the Russians hving born the brunt of losses in lives do see it different. I watched the performance several times, and even though my understanding of russian language is now limited, having been required to learb it in elemantary school from 4 th grade on, it does represent the the Russian view. Clearly Americans see it different. I do see their point, even if my country was occupied by the Russkies from 1945 to the mid seventies.
Inxidentally in the program, in the end they are both shot.
They made the best of the their brief ability to have fun in spite of the regime.