Sergei Ryakhovsky

the Balashikha Ripper, The Hippopotamus

  Active for 6 years
(1988-1993) in Russia

19

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

19

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  13. 12 Books About Sergei Ryakhovsky
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Sergei Ryakhovsky (Sergei Vasilyevich Ryakhovsky) a Soviet-Russian serial killer known as the Balashikha Ripper and The Hippopotamus. Ryakhovsky was convicted for the killing of nineteen people in the Moscow area between 1988 and 1993. Ryakhovsky's mainly stabbed or strangulated his victims, he mutilated some bodies, mainly in the genital area. Allegedly Ryakhovsky carried out necrophilic acts on his victims and stole their belongings. Ryakhovsky standing 6’5" tall and weighting 286 pounds, gaining him the nickname, The Hippo. Sergei Ryakhovsky died on January 21st 2005 from untreated tuberculosis while serving his life sentence in prison.

Sergei Ryakhovsky Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Sergei Ryakhovsky (aka) the Balashikha Ripper, The Hippopotamus, was active for 6 years between 1988-1993, known to have ( 19 confirmed / 19 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Russia

Sergei Ryakhovsky was born on December 29th 1962 in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union. He had a physically defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems including being teased or picked on.

Sergei Ryakhovsky a necrophile male citizen of Russia.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, and served time in jail.

In 1988 (Age 25/26) Sergei Ryakhovsky started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on April 13th 1993 (Age 30), sentenced to death by firing squad at a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Sergei Ryakhovsky died on January 21st 2005 (Age 42), cause of death: natural causes, untreated tuberculosis at a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia.

Profile Completeness: 62%
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Sergei Ryakhovsky has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

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Sergei Ryakhovsky
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Sergei Ryakhovsky
Nickname: the Balashikha Ripper, The Hippopotamus
Victims: 19 - 19
Years Active: 1988 - 1993
Ages Active: 25/26 - 30/31
Active Countries: Russia
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1962 - 2005
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Russia
Sexual Preference: necrophile
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 29, 1962
Given Name: Sergey
Birth Location: Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 13, 1993 (Age 30)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death by firing squad
Prison Location: a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Jan 21, 2005 (Age 42)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: untreated tuberculosis
Death Location: a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Sergei Ryakhovsky

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Sergei Ryakhovsky. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 29 1962Sergei Ryakhovsky was born in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union.  #19621229
Dec 29 1982
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1988
(Age 25/26)
Sergei Ryakhovsky started his serial killing spree. #1988
Dec 29 1992
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1993
(Age 30/31)
Sergei Ryakhovsky ended his serial killing spree. #1993
Apr 13 1993
(Age 30)
Sergei Ryakhovsky arrested. #19930413
Dec 29 2002
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 21 2005
(Age 42)
Sergei Ryakhovskydied.cause of death:natural causes,untreated tuberculosisat a maximum-security penal colony in Solikamsk, Perm Oblast, Russia. #20050121
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Boolean Questions:
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Killer
Answer
Total
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teased in school TRUE 215
physically defect TRUE 298
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous killed TRUE 207
used weapon TRUE 449
rape TRUE 448
torture TRUE 422
strangle TRUE 438
sex with body TRUE 427
mutilated TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 414
suicide FALSE 217
killed in prison FALSE 210
used gun FALSE 447
bound FALSE 402


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Sergei Vasilyevich Ryakhovsky (Russian: Серге́й Васильевич Ряховский; 29 December 1962 - 21 January 2005) was a Soviet-Russian serial killer, convicted for the killing of 19 people in the Moscow area between 1988 and 1993.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Sergei Ryakhovsky on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Sergei Vasilyevich RYAKHOVSKY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Q372816 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Sergei Ryakhovsky is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 44[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #10 of 60[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #10 of 29[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Russia
  4. #10 of 55[ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #11 of 88[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #27 of 249[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #35 of 305[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #63 of 649[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #263 of 649[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #377 of 649[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #513 of 649[ Page 35 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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