Andrei Chikatilo

1936 - 1994

Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo (Russian: Андре́й Рома́нович Чикати́ло, romanized: Andréj Románovič Čikatílo; Ukrainian: Андрій Романович Чикатило, romanized: Andrij Romanovyč Čykatylo; 16 October 1936 – 14 February 1994) was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who sexually assaulted, murdered, and mutilated at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992, although the Supreme Court of Russia ruled in 1993 that insufficient evidence existed to prove Chikatilo's guilt in nine of these murders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Chikatilo has received more than 4,061,861 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 11 out of 182Before him are Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, and Lee Harvey Oswald. After him are Ulrike Meinhof, Ramón Mercader, Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, Abdullah Öcalan, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 19 out of 764Before him are Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Ilya Repin (1844), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Taras Shevchenko (1814), and Svetlana Alexievich (1948). After him are Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Sergei Korolev (1906), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Adolf Dassler (1900), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), and Stanisław Leszczyński (1677).

Among EXTREMISTS In Ukraine

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

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