I think he was talking about trading 2 IPC territories with Japan (Novisibirsk and Kazakh)
Yeah, come to think of it, those are 2 IPC territories. I wasn’t paying attention.
However, I do not think that Russia TRADES Novo or Kazakh for long. Japanese forces build up pretty fast; once Novosibirsk falls, I don’t see Russia reclaiming it more than once or perhaps twice. (My guess is that by the time Novosibirsk falls, one of two will be true; either Russia will still be holding Germany at West Russia, so won’t have enough to counterattack a moderately held Novosibirsk (note that if Russia DID have a lot in Russia instead of West Russia, I don’t think Japan would commit to Novosibirsk). OR, Russia will be holed up in Moscow, while Japan builds up.
Also, most of what I’ve been writing recently in this thread has been OT.