127. The Rostov Ripper | Russia (Part 1)

Transcript

In the 1980s USSR’s Rostov Oblast was terrorized by a cold-blooded serial killer. Women and children disappeared from bus stops and train stations, and police were at a loss. They called the faceless killer The Rostov Ripper, The Butcher of Rostov, The Maniac… After a decade-long killing-spree, police arrested an unassuming man. Andrei Chikatilo was a former teacher and grandfather. Had he been hiding in plain sight all along?

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Resources

Books

The Red Ripper – Peter Conradi

Serial Killers Encyclopedia

YouTube

Biography: Andrei Chikatilo

Interview with Andrei Chikatilo (English subtitles)

Murderous Minds: Andrei Chikatilo “The Rostov Ripper”

Web

Murderpedia

Wikipedia

Articles

The Red Ripper – Real Crime Killer Casefiles (59)

I discharged my psyche – I cut them all up

I went for a beer: how Chikatilo was arrested

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Additional Voiceovers: Nick MacLan as Homer Mellan, Eva Stone as Mary

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.