Andrei Chikatilo Bio Details

Full name

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo

Also known as

The Rostov Ripper

Butcher of Rostov

the Red Ripper





Date of birth

16 Oct 1936

Birth place

Yablochnoye, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Date of death:

14 Feb 1994

Place of death

Novocherkassk, Russia

Cause of death

Executed (by gunshot).




Teacher (1971 - 1981)

Clerk (1981)


Akhtyrskaya High School, Sumy Oblast, Ukraine

Rostov Liberal Arts University, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russian Federation

The Facts

The bulk of Chikatilo's killing spree took place between September 1981 and November 1990.  During this time he raped and murdered over 50 people, mutilating and cannibalising some of the corpses.  It is suggested that the cannibalistic element was due to a story his mother repeatedly told him as a child, that he had once had an older brother called Stepan, but he had been killed and eaten by neighbours during a famine.  However, evidence is lacking as to the truth of this.

Communism as an accomplice

The investigation into his killings was hampered by the Communist Regime, who's state censorship forbade the details of the murders being released.  In fact, the investigating officers were not even allowed to admit that the murders had been committed, and so, although he was questioned a number of times during the near 10 year investigation, Chikatilo wasn't ultimately caught until November 1990.


During the years of the murders, the investigating officers obtained a number of confessions from people.  Often these confessions were acquired through brutality on the part of the investigating officers, and the people questioned were often homosexuals, mentally ill, or known sex offenders.  A number of these men later committed suicide.  However, even as the police obtained these confessions, bodies continued to be discovered.

The Final Act

After being found guilty of 52 murders on 15th of October 1992, the Butcher of Rostov was executed by a single gunshot to the back of the head, on 14th of February 1994.

Andrei Chikatilo

Ukrainian serial killer who murdered over 50 women & children 
in the former Soviet Union
Andrei Chikatilo

Relationship History

Fenya Chikatilo


2 children together




dated from 1955
until 1957

Tanya Bala

Brief Liaison

brief liaison from about Apr 1954
until about Apr 1954

Andrei Chikatilo Children

Lyudmilla Chikatilo


Lyudmilla Chikatilo

with Fenya Chikatilo

Yuri Chikatilo


Yuri Chikatilo

with Fenya Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo Siblings

Tatyana Chikatilo


other parent: Unknown

Andrei Chikatilo Family

Andrei Chikatilo's parents:

Andrei Chikatilo's father is Roman Chikatilo Andrei Chikatilo's mother is Anna Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo's children:

Andrei Chikatilo's daughter is Lyudmilla Chikatilo Andrei Chikatilo's son is Yuri Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo's current partners:

Andrei Chikatilo's wife was Fenya Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo's former partners:

Andrei Chikatilo had a brief liaison with Tanya Bala

Andrei Chikatilo's siblings:

Andrei Chikatilo's half-sister is Tatyana Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo FameChain Links

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