Did you see the news about a Russian serial killer? I just read an article on CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/09/14/russia.trial.ap/index.html) and was caught up short with the realization thatRead the article. Very interesting. I wrote back:
has them, too. It’s weird that I have only heard of serial killers here in the Russia , so the idea of a serial killer in another country is rather surprising. This is just another reminder for me how small my world still is in many respects. U.S.
Hmmm…while the pschopathology of mass murder may, indeed, be international, there are some particularly Russian things about Mr. Pichushkin:
1) The chess board. Leave it to a Russian to mark his murders on a chessboard.
2) Vodka. Would it work in
? “Come with me to a dark, murder-plagued park on the outskirts of town and drink to the memory of my small dog, until you pass out and I bash your head to such a point that I can insert a bottle of said vodka into your skull.” I have to say, only a Russian would fall for the lure of tragicomedy and vodka. In a park. America
3) Do we have sewage pits in