Well if the N.O. is meant to reflect "Lend & Lease" supplies given to Russia to fight the Nazi's then shouldn't Russia only be eligible to receive the N.O. IF they are war with Germany?┬ Because if the N.O. is meant to reflect┬ Lend & Lease then the Lend & Lease only happens if Russia is fighting Germany.┬ Supplies weren't sent to Russia for no reason.┬ Just my opinion.
TBH, if it's Lend-Lease I think the stronger arguement is, why doesn't the United States LOSE 5 IPC a round every round the Sea Zone is open? Sure would make that stupid 10 IPC NO for having the Continental United States unoccupied a bit more logical! (No. NO, I will NOT buy that England was sending diddly squat to Russia in the form of aid before the United States of America was firmly entrenched in the war. You can find all the primary and secondary sources you want, but as long as the US was sending lend-lease to England, how could the be sending Lend-Lease to Russia? 0-0 doesnt become 1, I don't care how fuzzy your logical circuits are!