It's always fascinating to me how reactionaries have an almost magical capacity to have opinions in direct contradiction of the actual facts. Antisemites should have idolized the Soviet Union during the Cold War due to its explicit anti-Zionism and occasional anti-semitism. But as someone with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of reactionary literature, reactionary blowhards like Revilo P. Oliver (e.g. in "All America must know THE TERROR That is Upon Us"), are vehemently anti-Soviet with thinly veiled antisemitism.
During the 1920s, antisemitic literature emphasised the utter hopelessness of the situation re: Zionist power in America. This is despite the fact (see Hendrick Burton's 1923 "The Jews in America") that there was actually a shocking dearth of money-Jews in positions of influence in the citadels of American liquid capital of the time. Antisemites also unrealistically strike a defiantly hopeful note during the actual high water mark of Jewish cultural and political power in America during the height of the Cold War (e.g. John Beaty's "Iron Curtain over America"). Now, with Jewish money power declining and groups like AIPAC on the ropes (https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-influential-is-aipac
), and things like President Obama explicitly decrying Zionist lobbying in his memoirs, antisemites again today emphasize the utter helplessness of the fight against DA JOOZ.
Russia today is thoroughly influenced by Jewish money. MOST of their capital is stored outside of the country in funds often dominated by Jewish bankers (https://www.nbcnews.com/data-graphics/russian-bank-foreign-reserve-billions-frozen-sanctions-n1292153
). Russia is also a crime ridden shithole with far worse crime than America (so much for right wing governance).
So to answer your question, I think reactionaries have an unexplained and seemingly instinctive ability to choose the EXACT wrong answers to issues of geopolitics and social policy. It's not unusual that they would support a right wing regime with a vague "tough guy" image ESPECIALLY when the facts don't agree with them.