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  • This Stay-at-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: Halloween Movie Marathon in Lockdown

    With the upcoming week-long lockdown and Halloween rolled into one, there’s nothing better than spending this weekend setting off on a chilling journey to the world of jump-out-of-your-skin drama and downright fear. But only if you dare…


  • Russian Horror Stories: What Do We Find Spooky?

    Halloween is not all too popular in Russia and yet you can’t call us cowards – we love spooky stuff, too, but in our own way. Bloody red gloves? A haunting Queen of Spades? A terrifying matryoshka? Find out what stories Russian children tell to frighten each other – and get goosebumps all over.


  • 5 Animated Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

    Trick or treat! With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. And what better way to do that than turn this day of mischief into a dusk-to-dawn movie marathon? Let’s spice it up with some werewolf bunnies, haunted houses with living and breathing monsters, and giant spider-like creatures with buttons for eyes (yuck!) for some chills and laughs.


  • The Unexpectedly Superstitious Side of St. Petersburg

    It might be the 21st century and we are planning our trips to Mars – but don’t let that fool you! Some of us still believe in superstitions and in some kind of spooky force out there casting good or bad luck our way. And if you are in for some luck, wealth, love, and maybe good grades, keep on reading – we know the secrets and are eager to fill you in.


  • Three Video Games for a Ghostly Weekend

    Happy Halloween! With this spookiest holiday of them all setting the theme for an unusually long weekend, we thought we’d treat to you to our finest selection of eerie video games. These gems are a perfect fit for the occasion: not too long, just enough scary and mysterious, and leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste of unanswered questions. 


  • St. Petersburg's Spookiest Landmarks

    Halloween is almost here, and it's time for all things mysterious and scary. As we’ve already explored the spooky characters of Russian folklore in last year’s article, this time we’ve decided to focus on the many mystical sights of St. Petersburg.


  • Try If You Dare: Five Scary (and Delicious) Russian Foods

    Ooey, gooey, slimey, gluey… We’re not talking candy corn here. We’re talking hardcore, vegetarian-unfriendly, Halloween-every-day kind of staples. Here’s what’s lingering in the dimly lit caverns of a Russian fridge.


  • Spooky, Scary, and Bizarre: Villains and Miscreants of Russian Folklore

    It’s the spooky time of the year, and although Halloween is still far from being a massive phenomenon in Russia like it is in the rest of the world, our country also has its fair share of scary, creepy and unsettling folklore. We invite you to learn about some of the Russian culture’s most beloved (and feared) villains, boogeymen and mischief makers.