The Evil Russian is a minor character in the third season of Stranger Things. He worked in Starcourt Mall as a Jazzercise instructor.



In The Case of the Missing Lifeguard, Steve and Dustin are engaged in "spycraft" according to Robin. Using binoculars, they are looking for evil Russians, albeit getting distracted by girls.

Finally, Dustin spots a tall, blond, long-haired man all in black, wearing dark shades and carrying a duffel bag. They follow him, trying to keep a safe distance, when he goes into a Jazzercise studio, changes into workout clothes and starts leading the attendant ladies in a dance fitness class. Steve and Dustin are astonished and annoyed.


  • Despite simply being a Jazzercise Instructor at Starcourt mistaken by Steve and Dustin for a Russian spy, the character is credited as Evil Russian.


Season Three appearances
Suzie, Do You Copy? The Mall Rats The Case of the Missing Lifeguard The Sauna Test
The Flayed E Pluribus Unum The Bite Battle of Starcourt
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