The screen also revealed that the system is owned by Lynx Corp. Lynxes are of course silver cats, and some have pointed out that they are found, among other countries, in Russia. Fans have been speculating that Russians will be the villains of the new season, due to casting information and little clues such as the commercial for the town's Starcourt Mall highlighting Tom Clancy's The Hunt For Red October.
Russians were pretty much the go-to movie villains during the Cold War, so this makes sense. Plus, way back in Season 1, we saw that Eleven's powers were being exploited to spy on the Soviets. Does the new trailer confirm any of this? Well, we briefly glimpse a gun-toting assassin who could easily be a Russian agent. More definitively, as pointed out on Reddit, one dude is wearing a Soviet GP-4 gas mask.