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Clothing Sizes

For men
Outwear and costumes
USA36384042444648
 SMMLXLXLXL
Europe46485052545658
Russia464850525456-

Shirts
USA14  14,5  15  15,5  16  16,5  17  18  
 XL XL 
Europe3637383941424345
Russia3637383941424345-46

Footwear
USA6,5   7   7,5   8,5   9,5   10   10,5   11,5   
 SSMMLLXLXL
UK & Germany  66,57891010,511
France3941414344,545,5
Italy3839404244454647
Russia3738394143444546

Socks
USA & UK9,51010,51111,512
Russia394041424344
For women
Outwear
USA6810121416
 SMMLLXL
UK81012141618
Europe       40      42      44      46      48      
Russia444648505254
Footwear (approximately)
USA4,5   5,56,577,588,59      9,5      
UK344,555,566,577,5
Italy36363738394041
France35,536,6373838,539404141,5
Russia33,535353636,537383940
 
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Stephan Tolboom, The Netherlands:

I don't know how well you are informed of life in Russia, but it's probably not as bad as you thought, Russia tends to get mainly negative press coverage in the west. There is absolutely no problem trying to buy things in the shops, of course some western products are quite expensive since they need to be imported.

While admittedly some aspects of life are less comfortable than back home, most problems are minor nuisances. For instance it is not easy to get money from ATMs here in town, so I keep running ending up being in a situation in which I have to borrow some money from friends because I forgot to take this into account and ran out of money. And of course not being able to speak Russian does not make things easier, but then again we shouldn't forget than one can't expect everyone in the entire world to speak English, can we? Fortunately being here on an AIESEC traineeship means that there will always be people to help you in case you really need them.