The Most Notorious Russian Serial Killers & Criminals

The Most Notorious Russian Serial Killers & Criminals

The vast territory of Russia is home for a surprisingly large amount of serial killers. The collapse of the Soviet Union was the time of rapid growth in violent crime, including serial killers. Because the Soviet Union didn't publish crime statistics or wanted to publicly talk about their criminals, we are left to wonder what kind of other monsters, who once called Russia homeland, there have been.

1. Anatoly Slivko

Anatoly Slivko

In 1961, 23-year-old Anatoly Slivko witnessed a traffic accident where a young boy, wearing a Young Pioneers uniform, was gruesomely killed. The smell of gasoline and fire excited the man sexually and made him want to relive the accident.

Over the course of 21 years, Slivko persuaded 43 boys to take part of a voluntary hanging, putting afterward's their remains on fire and videotaping the whole process...

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2. Alexander Komin

Alexander Komin
Alexander Komin on the left

Alexander Komin saw himself as a modern-day entrepreneur. When in prison, he met a man who was doing time for putting homeless people in his basement and forcing them to work for him without a pay. Komin was determined to do the same; only his idea was an underground colony of female slaves, who existed for sexual pleasure and financial gain.

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3. Tamara Samsonova aka "Granny the Ripper"

68-year-old Russian pensioner Tamara Samsonova, dubbed by the media as “Granny the Ripper”, kept a diary in three different languages, revealing she murdered 10 people and hacked their bodies apart during the 20-year reign of terror. The granny was caught when CCTV footage exposed her disposing remains in plastic bags and even in a saucepan...

Tamara Samsonova

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4. Viktor Mokhov

Viktor Mokhov

After seeing a documentary about Alexander Komin, Mokhov was craving for his own personal harem with sex slaves. I wanted to have many children. I wanted to improve the demographic situation of Russia,” was Mokhov’s excuse for imprisoning women in his underground world.womem in his underground world.

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5. Cannibal Andrei Chikatilo

Cannibal Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo, probably the most popular cannibal in modern history, had an appetite for murder and human flesh. When the man was arrested, strange odor emitted from the pores of his skin... most likely because of rotten human meat in his digestion.

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6. Academy Maniacs: Artyom Anoufriev & Nikita Lytkin

Academy Maniacs: Artyom Anoufriev & Nikita Lytkin

Artyom Anoufriev & Nikita Lytkin were impressed by the notorious Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin, also known as The Chessboard Killer, who aim was to kill 64 people – the number of squares on a chessboard. And also by so-called Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs, the Ukrainian serial killers, who recorded gruesome videos of their killings.

Just like their idols, the boys shared the hatred for humanity. The even videotaped their last kill to brag about in social media...

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