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Russia: Cannibal couple arrested for killing, eating 30 people

Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, were reportedly arrested after a dismembered body was found at the military base where they lived.

Police confirmed a number of food and meat items discovered at their home were now being tested for human DNA.

A mobile phone was found by road construction workers earlier this month with graphic images of dismembered body parts on the device.

One photograph uncovered and published on Russian media appears to show Mr Baksheev posing with a dismembered body part in his mouth.

A body of a 35-year-old woman was then reportedly discovered at a military academy where the couple live.

The body was dismembered and a bag of the victim’s belongings were reportedly also found.

The couple reportedly still lived in the hostel accommodation at the property after once working at the site.

The Russian interior ministry confirmed the man in the images had been identified and arrested.

‘Body parts in jars’

Footage has been released on Russian state media reportedly showing police searching the couple’s home.

A number of human body parts were pictured, some preserved in saline in jars.

In a statement, the Investigative Committee of the Krasnodar Territory confirmed that during the search “food fragments and frozen meat pieces of unknown origin were seized in the kitchen”.

They confirmed forensic testing was being done to determine if the items were human or animal.

Russian media report that photographs found printed in the apartment and on mobile phones could suggest the killings could date back almost two decades.

One photograph is dated 28 December 1999 and appears to show a dismembered human head on a serving plate with fruit.

Police have confirmed the couple remain in custody on the initial murder charge while further investigations and biological testing continues.


anonymous asked:

Speak to us about the siege of Leningrad and why it's so important to you? please thankyou?

nine hundred days of starvation, hypothermia, mortars, snipers, cannibalism, torture, arrests, and despair so deep that it seemed like nobody was ever going to make it out the other side. all one big microchasm for what had been happening to russia for the last twenty five years. millions dead, millions tortured and imprisoned, millions suffering under the weight of one of the blackest regimes ever to blight the face of the earth. 

but it couldn’t fucking get the job done, could it? 

nine hundred days of the worst conditions of the worst period of human history, and it couldn’t fucking do it. akhmatova wrote her poems. shostakovich put on his concert. ivan bilbin’s illustrations are on my bookshelf. spring came, the survivors got about the business of surviving, the dead were remembered, and there’s still kids ice-skating on the neva. 

no dark thing lasts, friendo. it just doesn’t have the guts. 

*submission*

Imagine your OTP buying pies containing mystery meat at a rather shady bakeshop. Soon enough they realize what they are eating is human flesh.

Inspector Javert barges into the room to arrest them for cannibalism, but your OTP kills him before that can happen. They then cook him and share him with the entire neighborhood.

Plot twist: When they thought they just got away with it, the Inspector’s ghost shows up and arrests everyone.

The Nazino affair was the mass deportation of 6,000 people, 4,000 of whom died, on Nazino Island (Russian: Остров Назино) in the Soviet Union in 1933. The small, isolated Western Siberian island is located about 800 km north of Tomsk, in Alexandrovsky District, Tomsk Oblast near the confluence of the Ob and Nazina Rivers.

In February 1933 Genrikh Yagoda, head of the OGPU or secret police, and Matvei Berman, head of the GULAG proposed a self-described “grandiose plan” to Stalin to resettle up to 2,000,000 people to Siberia and Kazakhstan in “special settlements”. The deportees or settlers were to bring over a million hectares of virgin land into production, and become self-sufficient in two years.

The original plan targeted several types of kulaks, peasants, “urban elements”, people living on the USSR’s western frontiers, and petty criminals. By early Spring 1933 the number had been reduced to 1,000,000 deportees. Stalin rejected the plan in May 1933, about the time that deportees arrived on Nazino Island.

Many of the deportees were people in Moscow and Leningrad who had been unable to obtain an internal passport. The passportization campaign began with a December 27, 1932 decision by the Politburo to issue internal passports to all residents of major cities. One of their objectives was to “cleanse Moscow, Leningrad and the other great urban centers of the USSR of superfluous elements not connected with production or administrative work, as well as kulaks, criminals, and other antisocial and socially dangerous elements”.

“Déclassé and socially harmful elements”, that is, former merchants and traders, peasants who had fled the famine in the countryside, petty criminals, classless people, or anybody who didn’t fit into an idealized Communist class structure, were not issued passports, and they could be arrested and deported from the cities after a summary administrative procedure, where they were not present. Most of the arrestees were deported within two days.

Between March and July 1933, 85,937 people living in Moscow were arrested and deported because they lacked passports; 4,776 people living in Leningrad were also deported. Those arrested in connection with the cleansing of Moscow prior to the May 1, 1933 May Day holiday were deported to the Tomsk transit camp, with many later being sent to Nazino Island.

A rail convoy holding déclassé deportees left Moscow on April 30, and a similar convoy left Leningrad on April 29, with both arriving on May 10. The daily food ration during the trip was 300 grams of bread per person. Four river barges, which were designed to haul wood, were filled with about 5,000 deportees on May 14. About a third of the deportees were criminals who were sent in order to “decongest the prisons”. About half were déclassé people from Moscow and Leningrad. The authorities in the Alexandro-Vakhovskaya komandatura, who were to be in charge of the labor camps, were first informed that they would be sent on May 5. These authorities had never worked with urban deportees and had no food, tools or supplies to support them. The deportees were kept below decks on the barges and apparently fed a daily ration of 200 grams of bread per person.

The barges unloaded their passengers during the afternoon of May 18, on Nazino Island, a swampy island about 3 km long and 600 meters wide. There was no roster of the disembarking deportees, but on arrival 322 women and 4,556 men were counted, plus 27 bodies of those who died during the trip from Tomsk. Over a third of the deportees were too weak to stand on arrival. Most of them were wearing spring clothes.There was no shelter on the island, it snowed the first night, and no food was distributed for four days. On the first day 295 people were buried.

A fight broke out and guards fired on the deportees as twenty tons of flour were deposited on the island and distribution began. The flour was moved to the shore opposite the island and distribution on the island was tried again the next morning, with another fight and more firing resulting. Afterward, all flour was distributed via “brigadiers” who collected flour for their brigade of about 150 people. The brigadiers were often criminals who abused their positions. There were no ovens to bake bread, so the deportees ate the flour mixed with river water, which led to dysentery.

Some deportees made primitive rafts to try to escape, but most of the rafts collapsed and hundreds of corpses washed up on the shore below the island. Guards hunted and killed other escapees, as if they were hunting animals for sport. Because of the lack of any transportation to the rest of the country, except upstream to Tomsk, and the harshness of life on the Taiga, any other escapees were ultimately presumed dead.

On May 21 the three health officers counted 70 new deaths, with the effects of cannibalism observed in five cases. Over the next month about 50 people were arrested for cannibalism. In early July new settlements were constructed by the authorities using non-deportee labor, but only 250 settlers were transferred there. About 4,200 new deportees arrived from Tomsk and were housed in these settlements. A report on the events was sent to Stalin by Vassilii Arsenievich Velichko. According to Velichko’s letter, on August 20 only 2,200 people survived out of about 6,700 deportees that he calculated had arrived from Tomsk. Velichko’s letter resulted in a commission to study the affair. In October the commission estimated that of 2,000 survivors, half were ill and bedridden, and only about 200 to 300 were capable of working.

In 1988, at the time of Glasnost in the Soviet Union, details of the Nazino affair became available to the general public through the efforts of the group Memorial.

In 1989, an eyewitness reported to Memorial:

They were trying to escape. They asked us “Where’s the railway?” We’d never seen a railway. They asked “Where’s Moscow? Leningrad?” They were asking the wrong people: we’d never heard of those places. We're Ostyaks. People were running away starving. They were given a handful of flour. They mixed it with water and drank it and then they immediately got diarrhea. The things we saw! People were dying everywhere; they were killing each other… On the island there was a guard named Kostia Venikov, a young fellow. He was courting a pretty girl who had been sent there. He protected her. One day he had to be away for a while, and he told one of his comrades, “Take care of her” but with all the people there the comrade couldn’t do much… People caught the girl, tied her to a poplar tree, cut off her breasts, her muscles, everything they could eat, everything, everything… They were hungry, they had to eat. When Kostia came back, she was still alive. He tried to save her, but she had lost too much blood.

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Pakistan police re-arrest cannibal after fears he ate child

BBC News:Police in Pakistan have re-arrested a man who previously admitted to cannibalism on suspicion of eating a young child.

He was arrested after neighbors reported a smell of rotten flesh coming from his home, where police found a severed child’s head following a search.

Photo: Mohammad Arif Ali (left) in police custody, 14 April 2014 (Photo courtesy of Ikram Piracha)