@SuperMasterMind Afternoon. You have understood correctly.
Enjoy your game.
Be aware, however, any other Russian territories remain Russian. An ally of Russia cannot collect their income, until either Japan or Germany first capture them. Then they are fair game for her allies. All territories would revert to Russia, once Moscow is liberated.
Question victory cities/victory conditions
short question: I understand that the messed up the victory cities.
1. Does Honolulu count as a victory city?
2. How many victory cities do the allies need to win the game?
3. How many victory cities do the axis need to win the game?
Ok I just found the answer in the FAQ post! Thanks for posting the link!