Andrei Chikatilo

(redirected from The Red Ripper)

Andrei Chikatilo

A Russian serial killer who was active between 1978 and 1990 when he was caught after having killed at least 52 children and adolescents. He was sentenced to death in 1992 and executed in 1994.
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The story is loosely based on the real-life crimes of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo - dubbed the Red Ripper, or Butcher of Rostov, who was convicted of and executed for 52 murders.
The story is loosely based on the real-life crimes of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo - dubbed the Red Ripper, or Butcher of Rostov - but the plot also raises issues about the state apparatus, nepotism and mental hospitals in that secretive and restrictive society.