Saturday, May 16, 2020

Princess Anna Stepanovna Sheleshpanskaya, Aristocratic Serial Killer – Russia, Mid-Late 1800s

This post is a “place-holder,” awaiting further information on Princess Anna Stepanovna Sheleshpanskaya.


In the Wikipedia post on Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn, a Russian artistocrat who serially murdered her serfs, the following list of similar cases is noted. “Saltichikha” refers to the most well-known case of this type, that of Saltykova. [See post on this site: 1762 – Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova – Moscow, Russia]

In the second half of the 19th century, three other cruel serfresses and followers of Saltychikha [Saltykova] were documented:

1) Princess Anna Stepanovna Sheleshpanskaya, who earned the nickname of the "Chukhloma Saltychikha" for torturing and then, in a drunken stupor, slaying 15 serfs;

2) Princess Alexandra Vladimirovna Kozolovskaya, who tortured, maimed and killed her serfs;

3) Honorata Stotskaya, the "Saltychikha from Mozyr Uyezd", whom surpassed all of her serf-owning colleagues and was exiled in Siberia.


Chukhloma (Russian: Чу́хлома) is a town and the administrative center of Chukhlomsky District in Kostroma Oblast, Russia, located on Lake Chukhloma.



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