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Ghost [ ghosted|ghosted ] {verb}.

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I . ghost [gəʊst, am goʊst] n, ghost a. fig (spirit) :, ii . ghost [gəʊst, am goʊst] vb trans, iii . ghost [gəʊst, am goʊst] vb intr, ghost town n, ghost-writer n, usage examples with ghost.

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Ghosts in Russian Folklore and Culture

Ghosts have played a significant role in Russian folklore and culture for centuries. Russian folk tales are full of stories of haunted castles, vengeful spirits, and ghostly apparitions. Even modern Russian literature and cinema often incorporate ghostly themes.

Famous Russian Ghost Stories to Know

If you are interested in Russian ghost stories, there are several famous tales that you should know. One of the most well-known is "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin. This story tells the tale of a man who becomes obsessed with winning at cards and turns to the supernatural for help. Other famous Russian ghost stories include "The Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol and "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

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Why Knowing "Ghost" in Russian is Important

Learning how to say "ghost" in Russian is important for anyone interested in Russian language and culture. Whether you are reading Russian literature, watching Russian films, or simply engaging with Russian speakers, knowing the word for "ghost" can help you better understand the language and the culture.

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Lost at sea: 3 creepy Russian ghost ship stories

Ghost ships exist in Russia: both registered in here and drifting through its waters

Ghost ships exist in Russia: both registered in here and drifting through its waters

In early October 2017, a mysterious ship was discovered in the Baltic Sea, close to the shore of Russia’s Kaliningrad Region. No one was found aboard the large yacht, which had a broken mast and a big hole on the side. Also, the fridge was full of food, and an uncharged computer tablet was on the table.

Left after regatta

The Defense Ministry, which   discovered   the “ghost yacht,” towed the drifting boat to a nearby naval base. After a few days they learned that the ship’s owner was a Polish businessman who participated in a regatta in late September.

The yacht had crashed and the captain was rescued by the coast guard. For weeks,   Loxa   (the name of the yacht), drifted in the sea until it reached Russia’s coast. The owner had been sure that his boat would sink, and now he has no desire to have it returned because that would require too much effort and money.   Loxa   will probably be scrapped.

Three years ago there was a much more exciting story with another ghost ship connected to Russia. It even scared the hell out of many people who were afraid of being attacked.

A ghost worth $800 000

Named after a famous Soviet actress,   Lyubov Orlova   was built in Yugoslavia but stoically served the USSR and Russia as a cruise liner from 1976 to 1999. Its fate changed dramatically when the company that bought the ship went bankrupt. So,  Lyubov Orlova   was stuck in Canada from 2010 to 2012.

While being transported to the Dominican Republic to be turned into scrap, the ship ‘escaped’ when the cables burst during a storm.   Lyubov Orlova   disappeared in the ocean, becoming a major headache. First, a ship with a displacement of about four tons, without electronic systems and identification lights was dangerous for other ships navigating nearby.

Second, the possible sinking of such a ship would inevitably harm the ocean environment. Finally, even a ship that will be scrapped is worth a lot of money: in this case, around $792,000,   according   to the Russian newspaper,   Argumenty i Fakty .

Hunting “Orlova”

For more than a year the empty   Lyubov Orlova   roamed the Atlantic Ocean, and became a sort of Holy Grail for both sailors and adventurists trying to find it and make money out of it. Stef Braun, an Australian citizen, even created a website – whereisorlova.com – where he collected information about the ghost ship, (now   unavailable ).

The hype around   Orlova   peaked in January 2014 when several British tabloids, including   The Mirror,   reported   that the ghost ship was heading towards the shores of Great Britain and Ireland. What’s more, they speculated it was filled with rats that had turned into cannibals during the journey. These rats would be dangerous for people, the newspapers suggested.

This ‘perfect’ scene for a Hollywood horror movie (“giant cannibal rats from ghost ship attack hapless citizens”) never came true.   Lyubov Orlova   entirely disappeared, however, and most likely sank. The question whether there were cannibal rats remains unresolved forever.

Rotting in peace

Most ghost ship stories from Russia are much less dramatic than the previous one. Typically, these “ghosts” are ships left in ports because they became unprofitable for their owners who were unwilling to pay the fees and taxes, as well as the sailors’ salaries. Such ships usually rot slowly because the authorities are often unable to remove it for legal reasons.

The fate of a dry cargo ship that burned in the port of Vladivostok in January 2017 is a good example.    Yeruslan   had already been abandoned for two years, and its owner, who owed the crew more than $200,000, mysteriously disappeared. The crew became desperate and left   Yeruslan,   and it remained abandoned until the fire. While the ship was burning, some locals   stole   what they could from it. A truly sad destiny for any ship, even a ghost one.   

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10 Most Creepy Russian Legends

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Russia is one of Europe’s oldest and most culturally rich countries. It’s long history has seen many myths and legends, just like other nations. Each country has it’s own variety of dark and creepy legends and Eastern Europe is no different. Russian legends are unique and interesting enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Some of these legends emerged just a few decades ago, while some are thousands of years old. Russia doesn’t need legends to be creepy – their Soviet past is dark enough. This is a list of the ten most creepy Russian legends.

Black Volga

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This is one of many Russian legends that first emerged in the Soviet era. Black Volga was the legend that a black car would be driven around Russian cities at night and be used to abduct children and take them away. The Black Volga was driven by the devil and he would take the children back to hell with him. The legend eventually spread to Mongolia. By that time the story had changed slightly. The new version told that the devil would abduct children so their blood could be used by devil worshipers in their rituals. The legend was likely born from truth as the Soviet secret police are known to have abducted people late at night. Also, Volga tended to only be used by the government.

Snake-Lubac

Snake-Lubac is said to be an evil demonic figure who takes on the work of a giant snake. It’s more commonly known the “the fiery serpent” due to it descending to Earth in a huge ball of fire. But when it arrives on Earth it takes on the form of a human. More specifically, the form of a lost love to whoever it appears in front of. Maybe it’s a man’s widow, or a grieving young woman. The snake tricks them into believing their lover never died, and they were just imagining it. What happens next is different for each person visited but it always ends with them committing suicide.

Metro-2 Creatures

Metro-2 is the legend that the Soviet Union constructed a secret Metro system underneath Moscow. Apparently it’s construction was ordered by Joseph Stalin, and is said to be connected directly to the Kremlin. Russian legends surround the purported metro system. They describe strange hybrid creatures living there. The creatures were created in Soviet labs and contained there as they are too hideous to ever see the light of day. It’s a controversial issue whether the metro actually exists. There are several defectors from the Soviet Union who swore it was real, and many more urban explorers who claim to have visited it. They say it is still used by the Russian government for secret operations.

Old Woman Of Ostankino

The old woman of Ostankino is said to be a ghost who appears in the Ostankino district of Moscow. The legend is old, with the ghost first being reported 5 centuries ago. It is the ghost of a wise old woman who visited several powerful Russian rulers to warn of coming danger. She would tell them of coming plagues or foreign invaders. But she would also tell them not to farm the land she appears on. Legend tells that one Tsar didn’t listen to the old woman. He ordered the land be farmed. This disturbed the spirits that occupy the land so they possessed dozens of local and forced them to kill themselves.

The Collector

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The Collector is a horror film but there are several Russian legends by the same name. Many streets in Russian cities are plagued by rumours that someone on that street is a ‘collector’. A collector is someone who collects human body parts and keeps them in glass jars. The typical idea is the the collector either steals them from people after kidnapping them, or they kill people for their organs. In the former example, the victim would wake up somewhere after being drugged and operated on. They would soon learn that their organs were missing. In the latter, the collector would kill local children for their body parts. The legend is thought to be based on the real life example of Anatoly Moskvin, who was arrested in 2011 for stealing 26 corpses and mummifying them.

Dyatlov Pass Incident

The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in 1959 when nine people mysteriously died. They were travelling through the Ural mountains, in Northern Russia. They set up camp on February the 2nd. They all died that night. What we know is that they tore their tents apart in the middle of the night and ran out into the snow as if escaping danger. Their dead bodies were found not far from the camp, with signs of some kind of struggle. Some of the men mad crushed skulls, and one had brain damage with no damage to the skull. One of the women had her tongue removed. Authorities have never been able to determine what happened to them and the area was made a high-security zone for 3 years after. Legend tells that the group was murdered by the Yeti. Many people in this part of Russia believe in the Yeti and that it kills foreign visitors.

Golosov Ravine

Golosov Ravine is in a park in Moscow. It is well known for being home to a pagan shrine built around some ancient stones that are said to be “sacred and pure”. The ravine has been the setting of mysterious legends for centuries. One legend tells that a group of Mongol soldiers entered the ravine to explore it. A cloud of mist emerged and got more think as they moved further into the ravine until it completely surrounded them. The soldiers left the ravine a few minuted later, but they didn’t recognize what they found. One hundred years had passed while they were in the ravine, and they had been transported through time. The legend is that the ravine is a time portal that activates on misty days. There were a number of people who disappeared within the ravine during the 18 hundreds. One reported case describes police officers disappearing into the ravine. So maybe one day they will return to Moscow, not knowing they were even gone.

Baba Yaga is a terrifying creature from old Russian folklore. The creature has the appearance of an old woman who flies around in a big wooden tube thing. She lives deep in the Russian forests in a small house that only maniacs would ever approach. The Baba Yaga is known as an evil figure in Russian legends as she will do whatever she can to prevent a human from achieving their goal. Using her magic, she might put a spell on you which drives you insane and forever trapped in her forest.

Russian Sleep Experiment

This legend basically just emerged from the internet and isn’t that well known within Russia itself. It basically tells of an experiment into sleep deprivation done by Soviet scientists before the fall of the Union. After long periods without sleep, the test subjects were driven mad and gradually seemed less and less human. Versions of the story differ but they usually end with the test subjects murdering the scientists.

The Well To Hell

The well to hell is now recognized as a complete hoax, but it still survives as a popular legend. The story is that the Soviet Union once drilled a hole so deep that it broke through into hell and vengeful spirits returned to Earth once again. The legend went further to describe how Satan murdered a group of miner who were drilling it as revenge for the souls who escaped.

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Russian Ghosts and Superstitions

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In Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment , the character Svidrigailov gets a visit from the wife he has murdered. “You’ve forgotten to wind the dining room clock,” she tells him. Ghosts in Russia are not always so pragmatic. Some of them are quite frightening.

Some ghosts are part of traditional folklore. One of the most widely-distributed beliefs concerns the rusalka, which can be found in northern and southern Russia, the Ukraine, and Belorus. A rusalka is the ghost of a maiden who has drowned; it can also be the spirit of an anabaptized infant. The rusalka takes the form of a beautiful young woman with a pallid face, wearing a flowing white gown and draped with garlands of flowers, or sometimes it’s a mermaid that can walk on land. The rusalka stalks the fields, accosting young men and luring them to a river and into a beautiful underwater palace, where they drown. The rusalka likes to lure children into the river, too. The drowned victims are then forced to join the rusalka in their underwater dances. There is a story, though, about a peasant who caught a rusalka by tricking it into a magic circle and holding a cross over it. The peasant made the rusalka do chores around the farm, until it finally managed to escape.

Sometimes the rusalka spends most of its time out of the river. There is a story of a monastery in Murom in the eighteenth century. The monks became debauched and committed sins with the rusalka, until Heaven had had enough and caused the monastery to fall into the earth.

Until the 1930’s many Russians observed Rusalka Week, the first week in June. During this week, the rusalka was considered especially powerful, and no one dared go swimming. At the end of the week, the rusalka was driven away with the sign of the cross, garlic, incense, magic charms, and special songs. Then the river was considered safe again.

A little less scary traditional ghost is the domovoy. A domovoy is a household spirit that may live in the oven or near the fireplace, but never goes outside the house. The word “domovoy’ comes from the Russian for “house.’’ It takes the form of a hairy little man, or it my take the form of the house owner’s double. It guards the family and their possessions, and sometimes helps with household chores. Considerate families often leave milk and bread for their domovoy. But beware, it may play pranks like a poltergeist, especially if it’s teased or pestered, or if the family leaves the house in a mess. Beware, also, of domovoy from other households, which may come and do mischief.

People in Russia become ghosts much the same way they do in other cultures; they’ve died violently by murder or suicide or died too young. The Russian Orthodox Church believes that the spirit remains on earth for about forty days after death. Many people believe that a person whose life ends abruptly must remain a ghost until that natural life span is up. Some may stay around much longer. The ghost of Czar Paul the First, murdered in 1801, haunts Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg. And the sculptor Koslovsky, who died in 1802, knocks on the door of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg late at night. Sometimes he’s heard calling, “Let me in. I got cold and wet in my grave!”

One of the most haunted places in Russia is the ancient Kremlin, the scene of much terror and unhappiness. The ghost of Ivan the Terrible is seen walking on a bell tower, and his footsteps can be heard. He’s no doubt consumed with guilt over the many outrages he committed, which included killing his beloved only son. Ivan did not like his son’s wife, who was often lippy to him. One night, in a violent argument over the wife‘s behavior, Ivan clubbed the young man to death. He was immediately remorseful, and it’s said he was never the same after that, even giving up persecuting his enemies. Ivan’s ghost appeared to various czars, including the last czar, Nicholas the Second. His visits always portended disaster.

The ghost of Lenin was seen in the Kremlin in 1923, although he wasn’t dead yet. He was also not in Moscow when he was sighted. The ghost was walking very fast, although Lenin was ill at the time and could not walk at all without a cane. The apparition was observed by several people. Lenin died three months after this sighting.

When an area in the Kremlin goes cold, that’s said to be a sign that the ghost of Stalin is present. It’s believed that he’s not happy with the way things are going, and wishes he could run the old Soviet Union as he once did. A native of Georgia whose real name was Djugashvili (Stalin means “steel” in Russian) Stalin murdered his way to power in 1924 and ruled as an absolute despot until his death in 1953. He killed millions of Russians who he suspected of opposing him, and millions more died in his harsh labor camps. So if he’s not at rest, it’s not too surprising.

Many unknown souls wander the Kremlin, too, since part of it was built over an old cemetery. They’ve been seen as transparent wraiths, wearing shrouds.

Russia also has some superstitions that concern witches. An American visitor to Tula in 1883 described an incident he found incomprehensible. The women of a small village, finding that some of their cattle had died unexpectedly, determined that a witch was the cause. They decided to find out who it was by their traditional method. The women gathered at night wearing only slips, let their hair down, hitched a horse to a plow, and drove the horse around the village, plowing a circle. They followed the horse in a procession. Whoever crossed the circle was thought to be the witch, and most of the men in the village stayed sensibly in their homes. Unfortunately, one man who had probably had too much to drink wandered across the circle, and the women nearly beat him to death. The writer pointed out that, not only was the poor fellow beaten up, he also had the problem of proving that he was not a witch.

As in many cultures, Russians had a traditional belief in doubles, or doppelganger. The domovoy was sometimes a double of the master of the house. Lenin’s double was seen before his death. And Dostoevsky wrote a short novel called The Double , about a man plagued by his other self.

Russians also had a traditional belief in the evil eye. The word for it is “glaz,” which means “eye.”

Over the centuries, Russian culture has incorporated many elements. Ancient beliefs and long history make for good stories, and Russian ghosts and superstitions have provided them.

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  1. How to say ghost in Russian

    What's the Russian word for ghost? Here's a list of translations. Russian Translation призрак prizrak More Russian words for ghost призрак noun prizrak specter, phantom, apparition, wraith, spook привидение noun privideniye apparition, specter, spook, spirit, bogey дух noun dukh spirit, mind, soul, wind, esprit тень noun

  2. ghost

    ghost | translate English to Russian - Cambridge Dictionary Translation of ghost - English-Russian dictionary ghost noun [ C ] uk / ɡəʊst / us Add to word list B1 the spirit of a dead person that appears to people who are alive привидение Do you believe in ghosts? a ghost story ghostly adjective призрачный a ghostly figure Idioms give up the ghost

  3. GHOST

    What is the translation of "ghost" in Russian? en volume_up ghost = ru volume_up преследовать Translations Definition Synonyms Conjugation Pronunciation Examples Translator Phrasebook open_in_new EN "ghost" in Russian volume_up ghost {vb} RU volume_up преследовать бродить как привидение делать за другого работу volume_up ghost {noun} RU volume_up

  4. What is "Ghost" in Russian and how to say it?

    What is "Ghost" in Russian and how to say it? American English ghost Russian призрак More Magic and Fantasy Vocabulary in Russian American English Russian crystal ball хрустальный шар alien пришелец broom метла dragon дракон dwarf гном fairy фея genie джинн magic wand волшебная палочка magician волшебник monster чудовище scythe коса UFO нло vampire

  5. ghost translation in Russian

    ghost. n (spirit) привидение, призрак. vt являться (явиться perf ) тайным автором +gen. to give up the ghost (fig) приказать (perf) долго жить. ghost town. n заброшенный город. Holy Ghost. n святой дух. Translation English - Russian Collins Dictionary.

  6. ghost in Russian

    Russian Translation of "ghost" into Russian призрак, привидение, фантом are the top translations of "ghost" into Russian. Sample translated sentence: If you read this sentence three times, a ghost will visit you in your sleep. ↔ Если вы трижды прочитаете эту фразу, то вас во сне посетит призрак. ghost verb noun grammar

  7. How to Say Ghost in Russian

    Here is the translation, pronunciation and the Russian word for ghost: призрак [prizrak] Ghost in all languages Dictionary Entries near ghost geyser ghastly ghetto ghost ghostly ghoul ghoulish Cite this Entry "Ghost in Russian." In Different Languages, https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/ghost/russian. Accessed 20 Dec 2023. Copy

  8. "ghost" in Russian

    Translate "ghost" from English to Russian, призрак, привидение, дух, holy ghost, ghost town, Ghost Rider, . See word usage in contexts, conjugation and declension.

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    Look up the English to Russian translation of ghost in the PONS online dictionary. Includes free vocabulary trainer, verb tables and pronunciation function.

  10. How do you say the English word "ghost" in Russian?

    The Russian word for "ghost" is spelled "привидение" and is pronounced as "pree-vee-DYE-nee-ye." When pronounced correctly, the stress is on the third syllable. It's important to get the pronunciation right in order to be correctly understood by native speakers.

  11. Russian words for ghost and their exact connotations? : r/russian

    Regular words for a ghost are призрак and привидение. They can be more or less used interchangeably, but призрак is slightly flashier. Like, Ghostbusters are "Охотники за привидениями", but Lovecraft's Nightgaunts (in one of the translations) are Ночные призраки because it kinda sounds cooler.

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    Pronunciation: Ghost in Different Languages: Please find below many ways to say ghost in different languages. This page features translation of the word "ghost" to over 100 other languages. We also invite you to listen to audio pronunciation in more than 40 languages, so you could learn how to pronounce ghost and how to read it.

  13. Text in Russian: Ghost

    When the emperor was 47 he was strangled in his own castle. A few days before his death he would say that he saw blood on the white walls of his bedroom. After the emperor died nobody lived in the palace for a long time. The city was filled with horror stories about the ghost.

  14. Supernatural beings in Slavic religion

    [1] Rusalka In Slavic mythology, Rusalka is a water nymph, [2] a female spirit who lives in rivers. In most versions, rusalka is an unquiet being who is no longer alive, associated with the unclean spirit ( Nav) and dangerous.

  15. How to say ghosts in Russian

    Russian words for ghosts include призрак, привидение, дух, тень, душа, бродить как привидение, быть фактическим автором, удвоенное изображение, легкий след and литературный раб. Find more Russian words at wordhippo.com!

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  21. 10 Most Creepy Russian Legends

    The old woman of Ostankino is said to be a ghost who appears in the Ostankino district of Moscow. The legend is old, with the ghost first being reported 5 centuries ago. It is the ghost of a wise old woman who visited several powerful Russian rulers to warn of coming danger. She would tell them of coming plagues or foreign invaders.

  22. Russian Ghosts and Superstitions

    A rusalka is the ghost of a maiden who has drowned; it can also be the spirit of an anabaptized infant. The rusalka takes the form of a beautiful young woman with a pallid face, wearing a flowing white gown and draped with garlands of flowers, or sometimes it's a mermaid that can walk on land.

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