Andrei Chikatilo, 53 victims
Ukranian serial killer Chikatilo, nicknamed the "Butcher of Rostov", was convicted of the murder of 53 women and children between the period of 1978 and 1990.
Chikatilo established a pattern of approaching young vagrants, often luring them with the promise of money before killing them. It was seen that this serial killer was impotent and would derive pleasure in a brutal way by stabbing and slashing his victims.
After being convicted, he was executed by a firing squad on February 14, 1990.