So, I've downloaded and tried this mod, starting a few campaigns as Russia on both Normal and Hard settings for campaign difficulty (if that effects this - I'm not sure?).

Anyway, a few years in I always get declarations of war against me from far away countries like Denmark or Portugal, who then proceed to invade either in the far north or south and send sizeable land armies to occupy provinces in Russia.

Now this is utter nonsense from a historic standpoint - this simply didn't happen for a number of very good practical reasons - so I obviously would like to stop this nonsense in some way.

So is there a way to avoid these stupid declarations of war - or at least stop the AI from sending armies thousands of miles away to invade areas where not soldier of that nationality ever set foot historically?

How do the people here who play Russia usually deal with this nonsense?