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Variations: Opyr
In Russia there is a vampiric spirit known as anutshnyk. It looks rather ghostlike and attacks humans at night, draining them of their blood.
Source: Summers, Vampire: His Kith and Kin, 18; Summers, Werewolf in Lore and Legend, 15; Whitney, Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 6693

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