> But it was russia which the usual 1940 german was fearing
Quite the opposite. In 1940 Soviet Union (not "Russia") was still an ally of Third Reich and supplying Germany with massive amounts of strategic materials in bypass of international sanctions.
Once again, Soviet Union and Germany were cooperating from 1939 till June 1941 when Hitler attacked USSR. But in May 1941 Nazi generals were still guests on parades in Moscow (!)