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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 5,857,066 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Andrei Chikatilo is the 13th most popular extremist (down from 12th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 18th 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 13 out of 209Before him are Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Kaczynski. After him are Ramón Mercader, Abdullah Öcalan, Zodiac Killer, Ed Gein, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Albert Fish.

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Among people born in 1936, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 11Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ursula Andress, Amancio Ortega, and Ken Loach. After him are Valery Legasov, Mikhail Tal, John McCain, Barry Barish, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. Among people deceased in 1994, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 13Before him are Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Eugène Ionesco, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, and Burt Lancaster. After him are Giulietta Masina, Kurt Cobain, Léon Degrelle, Melina Mercouri, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and John Wayne Gacy.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Andrei Chikatilo ranks 33 out of 1,083Before him are Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Sergei Korolev (1906), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), and Nestor Makhno (1888). After him are Simon Wiesenthal (1908), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Trofim Lysenko (1898), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), and Ivan Mazepa (1639).

Among EXTREMISTS In Ukraine

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