One of the other stickies in this forum is the actual FAQ thread, titled “Axis and Allies 1914 FAQ/Question and Answer Thread”. However, you are correct in that there are contradictions (including the one you brought up) in this thread. The Russian Revolution rules used to be a lot different before they were rehauled in the official errata, and those previous FAQ questions and answers still reside here. It would be nice if this thread were to get cleaned up, but Jim010 hasn’t been on in almost two months, so I don’t know if he still pays attention to this thread.
What I can tell, though, is that all the information summarized before the Q&A begins is accurate. The Q&A in the first 6 posts was made before the Russian Revolution changes, so only trust answers to RR questions from the 7th post on. If I’m still wrong on that, the stuff in red in the first post of this thread is for sure correct; anything contradicting it is wrong.