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Russians arrest cannibal serial killer, the Rostov Ripper

A photograph of the Russian flag flying next to church domes


It’s unlikely that the families and friends of Andei Chikatilo’s 56 victims found much relief that his 22-year reign was finally over.

That he was allowed to kill with impunity for so long is one of the scandals of pre-glasnost Russia.

If the police had not tortured a false confession out of a man accused of one of Chikatilo’s first killings, he may have been caught much, much earlier...