Andrei Chikatilo

1936 - 1994

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Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo (Russian: Андре́й Рома́нович Чикати́ло, romanized: Andréy Románovich Chikatílo; Ukrainian: Андрій Романович Чикатило, romanized: Andriy Romanovych Chykatylo; 16 October 1936 – 14 February 1994) was a Soviet serial killer nicknamed The Butcher of Rostov, The Rostov Ripper, and The Red Ripper who sexually assaulted, murdered, and mutilated at least fifty-two women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to fifty-six murders and was tried for fifty-three of them in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for fifty-two of these murders in October 1992, although the Supreme Court of Russia ruled in 1993 that insufficient evidence existed to prove his guilt in nine of those killings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Chikatilo has received more than 5,310,317 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Andrei Chikatilo is the 12th most popular extremist (down from 11th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Extremist.

Andrei Chikatilo was a serial killer who murdered and mutilated at least 52 people in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

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Among extremists, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 12 out of 205Before him are Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gilles de Rais, and Man in the Iron Mask. After him are Ed Gein, Ramón Mercader, Ulrike Meinhof, Ted Kaczynski, Zodiac Killer, and Albert Fish.

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Among people born in 1936, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 9Before him are Václav Havel, Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Sepp Blatter, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Ken Loach. After him are Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, Mikhail Tal, Wilt Chamberlain, and David Carradine. Among people deceased in 1994, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 12Before him are Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Linus Pauling, and Ayrton Senna. After him are Burt Lancaster, Kurt Cobain, Giulietta Masina, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mas Oyama, and Léon Degrelle.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 18 out of 913Before him are Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), and Élie Metchnikoff (1845). After him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sergei Korolev (1906), and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836).

Among EXTREMISTS In Ukraine

Among extremists born in Ukraine, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 1After him are Boris Savinkov (1879) and Anatoly Onoprienko (1959).