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A SLAVIC HANNIBAL?

He picked up his victims at bus stops and other public places, lured them into the woods, killed them, cut them up and possibly ate parts of them. Citizens of the former Soviet Union have only recently become accustomed to reading about everyday crimes in the once rigidly controlled press. Now they are following the trial of a man the newspapers have called "the century's most depraved mass murderer."

Andrei Chikatilo -- identified only as "Ch" in the press until his trial began last week -- was arrested in November 1990 after one of the biggest manhunts in...

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