30 Stalker – the New Disease of Russian Youngsters

Stalker – the New Disease of Russian Youngsters

Posted on April 28, 2011 by team

Several years ago, after the release of a computer game “Stalker”, a new movement appeared among Russian youths. The so-called stalkers are mainly 14-20-year-old students who are fond of drinking cheap stuff like “Jaguar” in various abandoned, secret or simply unusual places. As the fans of the previously mentioned game, stalkers do not forget to create the appropriate atmosphere – they put on camouflage, take portable radio transmitters, gas masks, guns and a lot of other junk with themselves.

As a general rule, the lion’s share of equipment isn’t bought but stolen from unguarded shelters and warehouses. They call the stolen things “swag” (like in the game). So everything that is not bolted to the floor and does not exceed the lifting capabilities of a schoolboy is called in this way.

That’s how an average stalker looks.

1. There is a hood on his head, sometimes a cap with the GSC logo.

2. Red eyes resulted from playing “Stalker” for a long time.

3. Frail physique because of the same reason.

4. He’s not going to serve in the army.

5. He wears his father’s military trousers to look like any real stalker.

6. He sees anomaly in every bush, in every pool.

7. For this case he has a handful of bolts in his pocket. His cellphone’s memory is filled with photos of his forays into “areas” and pictures of a game.

8. He wears the same boots as in the game.

9. A gas mask from the neighboring store. A stalker is not a stalker without it.

10. A t-shirt is twice bigger than his size.

11. He’s sure that it’s possible to get rid of radiation if you eat several yellow kits.

12. He desires to visit Chernobyl.

13. Actually, all he knows about Chernobyl is that there is radiation there.

14. He never has a girlfriend. Stalkers are all unisexual.

15. Once heard of Strugatsky and Tarkovsky.

16. Tried to see the great work of this film director (Tarkovsky) but didn’t succeed as there were no leeches in this film.

But in reality they look like this.

The essence of their work is not very diverse:
– Come to the object.
– Take many pictures of it.
– Booze.
– Booze heavily.
– Booze till they become unconscious.
– Take pictures of themselves after they got drunk.
– Unscrew, break, steal or burn something.
– Go home.
– Download pictures in the Internet.

Recently, some regular stalkers have posted the photos from their booze in one of the once fully functional shelters of Moscow. Today we have a unique chance to assess the influence of this movement on the Russian youth looking at these “before” and “after” photographs.

This is an archive photo. It is a shelter where 1000 people could hide themselves in case of emergency. This room served as a library.

And this is how it looks now.

A classroom. 2 years ago it looked like this. Then stalkers came here…

Once fully staffed, with lighting, electricity, communications and equipment, the classroom looks like this now.

A corridor “before”…

And “after”.


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30 Responses to “Stalker – the New Disease of Russian Youngsters”

  1. Don says:

    They look like they survived after WW3 and mutated. Very very horrible generation. As we say Generation P,but i’ll call it Generation Pizdets.

  2. testicules says:

    Where do I sign up

  3. hajduk split says:


  4. Maraudon says:


  5. petrohof says:

    so what you are saying is that now is a good time to attack.

  6. strelok says:

    get out of here stalker

  7. Stefan says:

    I totally agree! Exploring and Destroying is not the SAME!
    Urban Explorer`s rule No.1

    “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs”!

    What do you think?


    • Musa says:

      Sounds like when we went camping as children, teenagers and adults. We never left any litter behind, never destroyed anything and always made sure the cookfire was put out with water.

      I hope you have been having a wonderful birthday AN, if it is today.

  8. YJ says:

    What a bunch of A holes, those are perfectly good shelters they are destroying. What’s going to happen if disaster happen for real.

  9. Kilroy Was Here says:

    Why aren’t they in jail/prison?

  10. Kent_Diego says:

    Get out of here Stalker!

  11. jock says:

    ah they’ll grow up, get girlfriends one of these days

  12. George Johnson says:

    I don’t know I’d want to run around being called a “stalker”….. ’round these parts, that’s a bad name.

    But I’m betting those “kids” would be burning places like this even without the game. At that age, “kids”, simply want to be destructive and care not for the contents or the expense.

    I did my share of stuff, but not to this degree. This is pretty out of control.

    But you know, it’s sad, pain is about the only thing they will understand. If you explain it to them, they won’t understand. if you complain to them, it’ll only make them want to do it more. If you threaten them, it’ll only get worse.

    Catch them, make them destroy their own computers, and make sure they can’t own any more for say a year or more. If they’re caught with one, jail and double the time they can’t own (or use) a computer. Catch them again, double it again (4X).

    Once they experience the withdrawal of no computers, no games, no nothing, they’ll stop.

    Either that, or break their fingers so they can’t use one.

  13. dixtik says:

    omfg)))) stop trolling!=)
    such subject as “A poisonous substance.” is just ИПП-8А – individual anti-gas package=)

  14. Arcibald Bunkum says:

    First? maybe. Bad boys.

  15. Strelok says:

    Bored teenage vandals. Welcome to Westernization 2.0.

  16. Gonzo says:

    Let’s hunt those stalkers Muahahahahah

  17. Mizz... (A) says:

    Looks just as a normal Day in Sweden to me…

  18. Tom says:

    Pretty cool to see the youth actually going out and doing something rather than sit on facebook or on MW2 getting fat.

  19. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. says:

    What is this hoax, everyone is mocking me now

  20. kangaroo says:

    Yes! lets light a fire in a confined space AND inhale the smoke, what could go wrong? Also I think I read somewhere that the old style gas masks are dangerous to use now.

  21. robin yates says:

    what a waste of a generation,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, senseless in everyway

  22. bob says:

    All these losers want to emigrate to the US, probably.

  23. Anon says:

    Looting bomb shelters? Damned teens. I’m 20. I am fond of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I do urban exploration every now and then. One of the core values of it is to preserve, not destroy. Tarkovsky does not glorify violence, nor did “A roadside picnic”. Please, understand that these are the works of drunk children, not of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s.

  24. chimeera says:

    Good hunting stalker!

  25. Alper says:

    Last picture, what´s a cute girl doing at such a place!?

  26. Chernobyl says:

    I’m a girl and I play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. so…

  27. stalkii says:

    this is totally fake….

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