Tell you what. On your first turn, spend only seven of the 12 dollars that you get for a person and an artillary peice, and place them wherever you feel is necissary. Then, with your left over 45 dollars, build 3 bombers. Use them to strat-bomb Russia, along with your starting bomber, to make a total of a 4 bomber squadron. If they get through, that is a minumum of 4 dollars lost, or a maximum of 24 dollars lost. Send fighters for air support, and you can hold against Russia.
Now as for the british issue. Build a battle cruiser, and 2 subs, this will save you two dollars (assuming you took the two purple contries worth money). Now on you next turn, build one more battle cruiser, and two transports. you should have a total of four spare dollars. Next build 3 trans, and 5 artillery. You should now have a fleet of two battle cruisers, two subs, and 6 trans (all this should be placed in the baltic sea, sorry).
Now it’s go-time. with what navy you have, send in both subs, and a battle cruiser (leave the other to defend the trans). Now attack anything in the waters. leave an open door way to britain, and attack into lenningrad with a small force from you trans, and use the other battle cruiser to help. Assuming you have been bombing well, then there shouldn’t be much of a threat. Now refill the trans with whatever units you used, and attack the Uk. Even if the british attack into you flet on the turn before, you will still hold. Now, attack British with the two supporting shots you should have, all of your left over bombers, all of you fighters, and all of your units in your transports. This should overwhelm your british opponent, and win you the game. However, this strat is highly unpredictable, and long term. Use at your own risk. I have never tried it.