Female Killers · Russia · Serial Killers

Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

July 28, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia Tamara Samsonova (68), nicknamed the “Granny Ripper” by the media, is arrested Samsonova was arrested after a closed circuit television camera captured her suspicious behavior. She was recorded carrying heavy bags later determined to be holding the dismembered corpse of Valentina Ulanova (79), who had lived with and was… Continue reading Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

Executions · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Russia

The execution of the Romanovs

July 16, 1918 Yekaterinburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Czar Nicholas II, his family, and a few of his servants are executed Nicholas, the last Czar of Russia, abdicated his throne following the February Revolution of 1917. They were imprisoned until the night of July 16/early hours of July 17 when they were shot, clubbed,… Continue reading The execution of the Romanovs

Religion · Russia

Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

June 15, 1927 Buryatia, Siberia, Russia Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a Buryat Buddhist lama, dies at the age of 75 while meditating in the lotus position Itigilov's wishes were to be buried in the position in which he died, the lotus position he assumed during meditation. He was buried according to his wishes in a pine box… Continue reading Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

Disasters · Russia

Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s fatal crash after being sent to space in a dangerously shoddy vessel

April 24, 1967 Orenburg Oblast, Soviet Union Cosmonaut Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в) is killed when returning to Earth during a space flight Komarov knew the space capsule he was to use was unsafe, as did his friend, fellow cosmonaut, and first man in space Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin and a team of technicians found… Continue reading Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov’s fatal crash after being sent to space in a dangerously shoddy vessel

Racially Motivated · Russia

Leaders of racist, murderous youth gang arrested

April 17, 2007 Moscow, Russia Arthur Ryno (Артур Рыно) and Pavel Skachevskiy (Павел Скачевский), ringleaders of a murdering skinhead gang of youths from 15 to 25 years old, are arrested for the deaths of "non-Slavic-looking" people The targets were chosen specifically by their looks, predominantly those from Central Asia and the Caucasus region, based on… Continue reading Leaders of racist, murderous youth gang arrested