Russian Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Russian Criminals

 1 Anna Delvey

Anna Delvey
Famous As: Fraudster
Birthdate: 1991 AD
Russian-born German citizen Anna Sorokin made headlines when she was convicted of duping people by posing as a fictitious heiress named Anna Delvey. She would dine at fancy restaurants and check into luxury hotels, making her companions pay for her and then wouldn’t pay them back. She inspired a Netflix drama.

 2 Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo
Famous As: Soviet Serial Killer
Birthdate: October 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yabluchne, Ukraine
Died: February 14, 1994
Andrei Chikatilo, known as the “Butcher of Rostov” and the “Rostov Ripper,” was a Russian serial killer who confessed to killing 56 people, from the 1970s to the 1990s, and was sentenced to death for 52. He also sexually assaulted his victims, who were all either women or children.

 3 Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elista, Russia
Died: April 19, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a Soviet-born terrorist best remembered for planting two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people. Many people were injured and 17 of those lost limbs. He planted the bombs with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the two killed a policeman after the FBI declared them suspects. Tsarnaev was killed in the ensuing shootout.

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 4 Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyiv

Semion Mogilevich is an organized crime boss from Russia. Widely described as the boss of bosses, Mogilevich is believed to control the operations of a vast criminal empire. Even though the FBI considers him the most dangerous mobster, Semion Mogilevich lives freely in Moscow, thanks to his close alliances with important Ukrainian and Russian political figures, including Vladimir Putin.

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 5 Mikhail Popkov

Mikhail Popkov
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Angarsk, Russia

 6 Felix Yusupov

Felix Yusupov
Famous As: Assassin of Grigori Rasputin
Birthdate: March 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 27, 1967

Felix Yusupov was a Russian prince and count from the Yusupov family. He participated in the assassination of the controversial mystic Grigori Rasputin. He was born into a wealthy family and led a flamboyant life. He was happily married to Princess Irina of Russia, the niece of Tsar Nicholas II, for more than 50 years.

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 7 Tamara Samsonova

Tamara Samsonova
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uzhur, Russia
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 8 Alexander Pichushkin

Alexander Pichushkin
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mytishchi

Known as the Chessboard Killer, Alexander Pichushkin set out to kill people matching all the 64 squares on his chessboard, and would cross out a square with every kill. Mostly targeting elderly people, he managed to kill about 48 to 60 people and was eventually sentenced to life imprisonment.

 9 Dokka Umarov

Dokka Umarov
Famous As: Militant
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kharsenoy, Chechnya, Russia
Died: September 7, 2013

Chechen separatist Dokka Umarov later declared himself the emir of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate. Though a civil engineer by profession, he continued to indulge in criminal activities while working in Russia. He was eventually poisoned, and his body was found in a remote Russian area.

 10 Sergei Mavrodi

Sergei Mavrodi
Famous As: Founder of the МММ, a scheme that defrauded millions of people around the globe
Birthdate: August 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 26, 2018

 11 Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: March 22, 1730
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: December 27, 1801

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was a noblewoman, serial killer, and sadist. She achieved notoriety for torturing and killing at least 38 female serfs. Since she was well-connected with the Russian nobility and with those in power at the royal court, Darya got away with many of her murders until she was found guilty in a trial organized by Empress Catherine II.

 12 Fanny Kaplan

Fanny Kaplan
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: February 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Volhynian Governorate
Died: September 3, 1918

Born into a poverty-stricken family of farmers, Fanny Kaplan was home-schooled. Later, while working as a milliner, she joined the Socialist Revolutionary Party and thus became part of radical politics. She developed anti-Bolshevik sentiments and attempted to assassinate Lenin. Though Lenin recovered, Kaplan was later executed.

 13 Boris Savinkov

Boris Savinkov
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: January 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: May 7, 1925

 14 Khioniya Guseva

Khioniya Guseva
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1881 AD
Birthplace: Syzransky Uyezd
Died: 1919 AD

 15 Anatoly Slivko

Anatoly Slivko
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: December 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Izberbash
Died: September 16, 1989

Anatoly Slivko made headlines when he was convicted of killing seven teenage boys in Russia. The serial killer admitted that he had killed the boys to recreate an incident where he had seen a young boy dying in a road accident and had been sexually aroused by the sight.

 16 Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov

Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov
Famous As: Businessperson and suspected criminal
Birthdate: January 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 17 Irina Gaidamachuk

Irina Gaidamachuk
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyagan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Soviet Union

 18 Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova
Famous As: Spree killer
Birthdate: May 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 19 Antonina Makarova

Antonina Makarova
Famous As: War Criminal
Birthdate: March 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sychyovsky District, Russia
Died: August 11, 1979

 20 Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn

Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: March 30, 1836

 21 Abdufatto Zamanov

Abdufatto Zamanov
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic