i think my kit is a but too russian to use (i run a rpk and shotgun combo) any advice?
Well the easy fix is start with the shotgun, until you've built up funds you're unlikely to be able to afford an lmg or the ammo to use it to any effect.
If the clothing is too russian then just buy some bad clothes at a charity shop and mess them up.
My leather armour cost about £30 to make. £20 for some trousers from a charity shop, £5 for a jacket and £5 for two police riot armour pads from anchor.
The trick is making stuff that looks like you've been looting bodies and bins, its an 80s vibe so really very modern comabt gear is the the sort of thing the governmant remnants will be wearing should they make an appearance (oh sorry did i let that slip there).
Weaponry ideally should be things like hunting rifles, shotguns, handguns, old 80s nato weapons etc.
At a future date there may be some SovBlok intervention (espeically as the tallion managed to lock a targetting satellite onto moscow, so i imagine there is a boat with some angry spetsnaz on their way over at some point to see what the risk is).