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But don't forget your:

Winter clothing. - Oct 31, 2017
Heavy coats and hats. - Sep 26, 2016
Warm clothes - good quality boots and a long down coat are essential. - May 17, 2016
Warm clothes! Obviously they can be bought in Moscow, but prices are considerably higher than in most Western capitals. - Sep 11, 2015
Your patience, sense of humor, and sense of adventure. Snow shoes, winter wardrobe. - Jun 30, 2015
Sense of humor, sense of exploring, patience, and desire to learn and interact with locals. - Oct 14, 2014
Winter parkas, hats and gloves! - Nov 13, 2013
Winter coat, boots and thick skin. - Jul 28, 2013
Ugg boots for when it's cold and dry; luggy-soled heavy-duty snowboots for when it's cold and wet; coats with various factors of warmth; yak traks; mittens lined with sheepskin; good socks; sense of adventure; the ability to see humor in the absurd. - Jul 18, 2013
Sense of humor, common sense, and warm weather gear because the summers are beautiful and beaches are just a short flight away! - Jan 13, 2013
Ultra-heavy winter coat. - Mar 14, 2012
sense of the absurd, your patience, your fur hat, good strong boots with luggy soles, your ice skates and cross-country skis. Also don't forget your open mind. - May 29, 2011
Good cheer, curiosity, and open-minded attitudes. Clothing from companies such as Patagonia, LL Bean, REI, and Eddie Bauer is a must. - Jan 1, 2011
money, sense of humor, passport and plane ticket out of Russia. - Jul 31, 2010
patience. - May 22, 2010
Fur coat, or buy one there. I wish I did. Even though your coat may say it's built for -20 weather, it won't be. Trust me, you will freeze your butt off during some months. - May 5, 2010
good winter coat (there are a lot here, but the high, high prices for high quality goods and lower quality of the other options means it is easier to get one at home). - Feb 13, 2010
ice skates, cross country skis. And many, many pairs of thick boot socks and long underwear. - Jan 23, 2010
Wool, ability to find Land's End on the internet, manners. - Oct 24, 2009
Sweaters, scarves, gloves, heavy winter coat. And definitely bring your umbrella, because it rains a lot in the spring and summer months. It's not Seattle by any stretch, but it still rains quite a bit. - Aug 22, 2009
Hand sanitizer! And electrical outlet converters. - Sep 12, 2008
Patience when it comes to pushing and shoving in lines. - Aug 25, 2008