18:00 Conference warming at Czarna Wołga Pub
Address: Władysława Jagiełły 6/2, Sopot.
Black Volga (Polish: czarna wołga) refers to an urban legend widespread in Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Mongolia, mainly in the 1960s and 1970s. It was about a black (in some versions red) Volga limousine (with white wheel rims, white curtains or other white elements) that was allegedly used to abduct people, especially children. According to different versions, it was driven by priests, nuns, Jews, vampires, satanists or Satan himself. Children were kidnapped to use their blood as a cure for rich westerners or Arabs suffering from leukemia; other variants used organ theft as the motive, combining it with another famous legend about kidney theft by the KGB. It is worth noting that in the Soviet Union the Volga was the most expensive car, and Black Volgas were reserved for government use only as an assigned automobile for party officials.