Get the African NOs for Russia as well. African NOs are very important for Russia.
I must admit though, I’m still a little in doubt about when to take them and when not to.
For example, if Germany is doing SeaLion it seems better not to (correct me if I’m wrong)? If Russia goes there (early) in this situation, it has just too few units to start contesting Eastern Europe and/or Scandinavia RU3 (assuming GE did sortie into London). Contesting those area’s with Germany seems better than getting into Africa, since the Russian profit is the same or even higher but it also denies Germany valuable IPCs. Maybe in this case get the African NO’s at a later point?
In all the other situations I’d go for African NO’s (except perhaps a G1 DOW?).