The soviet serial killer, sexual predator, and necrophilia, Anatoly Slivko was an average family man with a seemingly normal life. He was convicted for killing teenage boys in the Russian SFSR and environs between 1964 and 1985. He molested young boys for over two decades at his youth club and even killed some of them just because he wanted to recreate the death of a teenage boy he had seen in 1961 which according to him, had sexually aroused him.
Even though Slivko was married with two children, he later revealed he had known himself to be homosexual since puberty. He was formally accused of seven murders, seven counts of sexual abuse, and seven counts of necrophilia.
Here are 11 shocking facts about Anatoly Slivko, the serial killer and sexual predator
1. Anatoly Slivko’s early life and background
The serial killer was born on 28 December 1938 in Izerbash, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union. He lived in Stavropol where he later married and stayed with his family. He married Lyudmila Slivko in 1967 and they had two children. While he was growing up, he was sore and weak and also suffered from insomnia and lacked appetite, he was ashamed of his appearance so he avoided his peers and other social gatherings.
2. He was sexually excited by a traffic accident he witnessed
Slivko witnessed an accident in 1961 in which a drunken motorcyclist ran into a group of pedestrians. A young boy wearing a young pioneer’s uniform was fatally injured. Slivko later explained how the accident scene had sexually excited him.
3. He exploited his position at a children’s club
Anatoly Slivko ran a club to relive the fantasies of the accident he witnessed in 1961. Once or twice a year, Slivko would form a close friendship with a boy who was between the age of 12 and 15 but never older than 17. Just like he saw in the accident, his victim would wear a young pioneer’s uniform. He would try and gain the boy’s confidence and he tells the boy it was an experiment he already knew which involved a controlled hanging to stretch the spine.
After he had assured the victim, he would revive him from unconsciousness. Before the act, he would buy a new uniform for the victim to wear, and to prevent any vomiting, he would ask the victim not to eat for several hours before the experiment.
4. Anatoly Slivko caresses and fondles his victims while they’re unconscious
While his victims are unconscious, Slivko would strip them naked, caress and fondle them and also make films in which he would arrange the body in a suggestive position and masturbate them repeatedly. The victims usually returned to consciousness without knowing what had happened to them.
5. His behavior became violet in seven cases
Slivko’s absurd behavior turned violent when the victims were unconscious, he would dismember their bodies then poured gasoline on their limbs and torso, and sets fire to the remains just to remind him of the accident which had sparked his arousal. He had a home laboratory where he kept his victims’ shoes, photographs, and films which he had developed . The pictures and films were like stimuli for his masturbatory fantasies for years.
6.He killed a 15-year old unintentionally
According to Anatoly Slivko, he killed his first victim on June 2, 1964, unintentionally. He claimed that he was not able to revive the 15-year old runaway boy once he was unconscious. He buried the boy and destroyed the pictures and films he made of the boy.
7.He operated another boys club called Chergid
Slivko began to operate a tourist boys club in 1966 after the first club was destroyed in a fire. Children began to disappear in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai. His final victim was thirteen-year-old Sergei Pavlov who went missing after telling his neighbor he was meeting the leader of Chergid.
8. Slivko was investigated in November 1985
After the disappearance of Pavlov, a prosecutor, Tamara Languyeva took interest in the case and began to investigate the activities of Slivko’s club. After questioning many boys who said they suffered temporary amnesia after the experiments she continued making inquiry until Slivko was arrested in December 1985.
9. Slivko was sentenced to death
The serial killer led the police to where he had buried the bodies of his victims but he was not able to locate that of his first victim. He was sentenced to death in June 1986 and was placed on death row in Novocherkassk prison.
10. Slivko was asked to help the police while on death row
He was asked by the police to help arrest another serial killer who had killed not less than 29 victims at that time. Slivko gave the police some insights while he was on death row but it was later discovered that his information was false.
11. Anatoly Slivko’s execution
Anatoly Slivko was executed by shooting on September 16, 1989, just after the police had sought his help.