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A. Löwenstimm :
"Aberglaube und Strafrecht" 
Verlag Johannes Räde, Berlin, 1897
In the year of 1889, in a village called Jelischanki in the district Saratov, some peasants went to the cemetery and opened the grave of a deceased alcoholic. They took out the corpse and threw it in a river.
We have been given the year of 1889.
I could not find a place called Jelischanki. However, I suspect that Löwenstimm refers to Elshanka (pronounce: Jelshanka) which is close to Saratov.
This is an interesting demonstration of the superstition that drunks may become vampires after their death.
Find and read the book by Löwenstimm. His source is an official publication by the Government of Saratov. We can probably find further information in there.
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