The Rashnikov Formula is an experimental chemical compound designed to turn people into enhanced vampires.
Yuri Rashnikov of the KGB developed it to turn Russia's high-command into immortals with no vampire weaknesses. The Cult of the Blood Red Moon tried to steal it from his facility, although it was taken by Andrew Bennett. Mary, Queen of Blood sent Dunya Mishkin to her death trying to take it back. Eventually Bennett took the formula, giving him a full-day of humanity with his lover Deborah Dancer. It was revealed that the formula would not work properly on those who were already vampires, and Bennett was captured by the Blood Red Moon during rigor mortis. His body continued to rapidly deteriorate the 400 years he had lived past death, while Mary tortured him in a church. Deborah Dancer was also captured and bitten, although she revealed that she had taken the formula and suffered no drawbacks. Using her new vampire powers, Deborah murdered Mary before watching her lover Andrew wither into dust.
- The Rashnikov Formula is never actually called this, and is given no name in-universe. It is referred to exclusively as "The Russian Formula" referencing its origins.
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