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Despite 350-man surveillance the Rostov Ripper kills again

A photograph of a train from the Soviet Union
Image: | Above: A stock image of a train from the Soviet Union


One of the factors in Andrei Chikatilo’s favour was that Soviet Union official policy was to deny the existence of serial killers.

But if the public weren’t informed, and remained vulnerable, his MO of eye mutilation alerted authorities and a seven year massive manhunt followed.

Realising he was stalking railway stations, a huge uniformed presence was placed at some, and undercover flooded the others.

But when Viktor Tishchenko went to pick up some railway tickets, he became the latest victim...