In Russia, a stereotype exists stating that Siberia breeds weird and often dangerous cults. This might have something to do with the fact that cultists often got sent there as a punishment. Siberia’s own paranoia over cults and the high number of shamans who are not affiliated with organized religions, also contribute to such prejudices.
The particular brand of cultist activity that Lechy, Sasha and Dima share, amalgamates Crowleyian spiritism with Chucki shamanism and Slavic Mythology. As the officially atheistic Soviet Union crumbled, neopaganism often emerged as a way for believers to reconnect with their ethnic roots and national identity. It was also a great excuse for rebellious young people to indulge in socially unacceptable sex.