I am actually looking forward to the introduction of the Russian Battleship line more than any other line currently in the game. Nothing WG has done in regard to the design of their warships has been historically inaccurate to the point of pure conjecture. The French BB line was a work of art. The in depth research and historical fidelity to actual French proposals and to what was then French state of the art weaponry was/ is pure artistry. I understand that the devs took some license but all within the above parameters.
I always wondered how a Soviet Soyuv would look like under sail. That BB is as real as the Montana. It was proposed. laid down, partially constructed, and scrapped on the slip as was its US counterpart(s), the Montana class.
Really, what fan of BB'S would not want the beasts as promulgated by Russian designers and Stalin in the game? These were actual proposals that I am sure sailed somewhere in a parallel Universe where a German Dictator did not precipitously launch a huge and primarily land campaign against Soviet Russia.