The Russian Bride is a spooky story about a girl who meets a man she wants to marry. Will it turn out to be a scam?
It is said that, in a small town in Russia, close to the Ural mountains, there lived a young woman of incredible beauty. She was endowed with such a perfect face and such a pure soul that every man who met her instantly fell in love. However, she did not seem to be interested in any of the men who lived in her town.
One day, while walking down the street, she happened to bump into a young English man who had come to visit the town on holiday. He was quite a handsome young man and when he invited her for a drink, the girl happily accepted. THey spoke for hours and at the end of their date, it was clear that the young woman was falling for his charms.
Over the next few days, the went out together every night. She was quickly falling in love with the young man because he always acted like a perfect gentleman. He seemed to return her affection. Time passed and the couple decided to get married. The girl was ecstatic and felt like she was the luckiest girl in the world. However, the young man did not seem to feel the same way.
He kept asking the girl if he could borrow some money. He told her that he was expecting a big cash lodgement in his bank account and he would pay her back when it arrived. The young woman willingly gave him all her life’s savings, trusting that it was only a temporary loan.
When their wedding day arrived, the girl looked immaculate in her long, flowing white dress. Her face glowed with happiness and she lit up the room. Her father bought her an expensive wedding ring and engraved her name in the band. Eager to tie the knot, she arrived at the church early that morning. Everyone who was of any importance in the small Russian town was there to celebrate her wedding. Everyone, that is, except the groom.
After waiting 10 or 15 minutes, she was still hopeful that he would show up sooner or later. Unfortunately, when several hours passed and he still hadn’t arrived, the wedding guests began to leave. The poor girl was humiliated and burst into tears. Nobody could console her. She just kept asking why her fiance had chosen not to come to the wedding.
Her parents took her home and tried to calm her down. They put her to bed and stayed by her bedside to comfort her, but it was no use. SHe soon fell into a deep depression and nothing could bring her out of it. She simply could not come to terms with having lost the love of her life.
After her parents went to bed, the Russian bride got up and stood in front of a mirror, staring at herself. In a fit of madness, she took a knife and ripped her beautiful wedding dress to shreds. Then, driven mad with anger and despair, the poor soul took a knife and sliced her wrists open. As she lay on the floor, her life ebbing away, she clutched a crucifix and swore that she would have her revenge on the man who had ruined her life.
When her parents found her the next morning, they were devastated. Her funeral was held a few days later and she was buried in the shredded remains of her wedding dress. Before they lowered her into the ground, her tearful father placed a ring on her finger. The ring that was engraved with her name. The ring that was to have been her wedding band.
The news of her death was made known throughout the community. The Russian people began to gossip and soon there was much talk about the young man who had abandoned the poor girl at the altar. He had been seen, the day after the wedding, in the company of another woman. They had been spotted many times hanging out in bars together, drinking, laughing and joking and spending money freely. They were acting as if nothing had happened.
A few nights later, the young man was found lying outside the church. He had been stabbed to death. Everyone wondered who had murdered him. Many people were of the opinion that a thief had seen him spending all that money and taken the opportunity to rob him. However, when the police examined his body, they found a ring on his finger. A ring engraved with the name of the girl he had abandoned at the altar.