the kiev bridge still looks bold. have u tried using thinner lines?
i have two remaining gameplay concerns. european russia, with six borders and ten territories, looks very difficult to hold. how about removing one of the borders by expanding arkhangel to eliminate the komi coastline, so that yamalia can attack arkhangel but not komi? to achieve this objective, the urals will need to be extended northward so that komi does not border yamalia. the map below shows komi with no coastline (the coast in that area all belongs to arkhangelsk), so there is some geographical justification to do this.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwe ... n_1989.jpg
even with five borders, european russia deserves one more bonus army when compared with the smaller continents. the current bonus of 6 (plus 1 additional for moscow) makes it equal to classic asia, which has only four borders on a smaller map. i think 7 (plus 1 additional for moscow) is appropriate. for comparison, on the iberia map, castilla la mancha, which has a bonus of 7, has five borders and seven territories.
finally, can we redraw kiev so that the crimea has its distinctive rhombus shape that almost touches stalingrad territory?