Serial killer and rapist responsible for at least fifty-three murders in the Soviet Union. He killed his victims -- all women and children -- during the late 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.
He was an excellent student who, at the age of fourteen, began editing his school's newspaper.
He confessed to fifty-six murders, although he was only held accountable for fifty-three of them.
His marriage to Feodosia Odnacheva produced a son and a daughter.
The film Evilenko, starring Malcolm McDowell, was based on Chikatilo's murders.