Tamara Samsonova

The Granny Ripper, Baba Yaga

  Active for 21 years
(1995-2015) in Russia




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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
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  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Tamara Samsonova
  14. 7 External References
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Tamara Samsonova (Tamara Mitrafanovna Samsonova) a Russian serial killer known as The Granny Ripper and Baba Yaga. Samsonova confessed in her diary to eleven murders and noted she was 'obsessed' with notorious Soviet murderer Andrei Chikatilo, aka the Red Ripper. In 2015, Samsonova was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 79-year-old woman and dismembering her body. She confessed to eating parts of some of her victims bodies and cutting other victims into pieces and disposing of them in the Frunzensky District of Russia. Samsonova is being investigated in connection to a total of fourteen murders. Chikatilo's case inspired the killer in movie Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, a secret policeman tasked with snaring a Stalinist-era monster who preyed on young children.

Tamara Samsonova Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Tamara Samsonova (aka) The Granny Ripper, Baba Yaga, was active for 21 years between 1995-2015, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 14 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Russia

Tamara Samsonova was born on April 25th 1947 in Uzhur, town in Russia.

Tamara Samsonova a heterosexual female citizen of Russia. She completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. She gained part of her education while attending Moscow State Linguistic University. She married Alexei Samsonov, he disappeared in 2000. She had no children mentioned. She had a medical condition: schizophrenia.

She saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1995 (Age 47/48) Tamara Samsonova started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to commit acts of cannibalism, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband until his disappearance, herself alone in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on July 29th 2015 (Age 68), sentenced to preventively detained, institutionalized at a psychiatric hospital in Kazan, Russia.

Profile Completeness: 78%
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Tamara Samsonova has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Tamara Samsonova a known:

Tamara Samsonova
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Tamara Samsonova
Nickname: The Granny Ripper, Baba Yaga
Victims: 1 - 14
Years Active: 1995 - 2015
Ages Active: 47/48 - 67/68
Active Countries: Russia
Life Span: 1947 -     
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Russia
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: schizophrenia
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married Alexei Samsonov, he disappeared in 2000
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: her husband until his disappearance, herself alone in St. Petersburg, Russia
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 25, 1947
Given Name: Tamara
Birth Location: Uzhur, town in Russia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 14 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Moscow State Linguistic University

Arrested: Jul 29, 2015 (Age 68)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: preventively detained, institutionalized
Prison Location: a psychiatric hospital in Kazan, Russia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Tamara Samsonova

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Tamara Samsonova. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 25 1947Tamara Samsonova was born in Uzhur, town in Russia.  #19470425
Apr 25 1967
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 25 1977
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 25 1987
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 47/48)
Tamara Samsonova started her serial killing spree. #1995
Apr 25 1997
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 25 2007
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
(Age 67/68)
Tamara Samsonova ended her serial killing spree. #2015
Jul 29 2015
(Age 68)
Tamara Samsonova arrested. #20150729
Apr 25 2017
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
used weapon TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
ate part of body TRUE 451
living with children FALSE 268
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365

Books that Mention Tamara Samsonova

Book: The Granny Ripper (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
Sarah Thomerson
The Granny Ripper
Book: The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in R... (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
A. Brown
The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia
Book: You Are Not a Wise Ape (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
Justo Lopez, MD;PhD
You Are Not a Wise Ape
Book: Autobiographies of Transformation (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
Mike Keen
Autobiographies of Transformation
Book: Soviet Historiography of Philosophy (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
Evert van der Zweerd...
Soviet Historiography of Philosophy
Book: New Thinking in Soviet Politics (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
Archie Brown
New Thinking in Soviet Politics
Book: Le cinque storie più inquietanti. P... (mentions serial killer Tamara Samsonova)
L Montague
Le cinque storie più inquietanti. Prima parte

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Tamara Samsonova

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1548205192 The Granny Ripper 1
0230554407 The Demise of Marxism-Len... 1
1512736473 You Are Not a Wise Ape 1
1136800662 Autobiographies of Transf... 1
9401589437 Soviet Historiography of... 1
1349218979 New Thinking in Soviet Po... 1
154753284x Le cinque storie più inqu... 1

Tamara Mitrafanovna Samsonova (Russian: Тама́ра Митрофа́новна Самсо́нова; born February 5, 1947 in Uzhur, Krasnoyarsk Krai), known as the "Granny Ripper" and "Baba Yaga", is a Russian serial killer who was arrested in July 2015 on suspicion of committing 2 murders with extreme cruelty. She supposedly suffers from schizophrenia and was previously hospitalized three times in psychiatric hospitals.

External References
  1. Q20757686 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  2. Tamara Samsonova on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Tamara SAMSONOVA on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  4. Will Stewart, Samsonova reenacts how she cut off head of final victim on www.dailymail.co.uk, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  5. Anna Pukas, We look into the life of prolific Russian killer Tamara Samsonova on www.express.co.uk, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  6. Will Stewart, Granny drugged friend with sleeping pills and cut off her head to boiled it on www.thesun.co.uk, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
  7. Александр Калинин, "Дневник смерти" купчинской бабушки on www.rosbalt.ru, Retrieved on Jun 22, 2019.
Internal References

Tamara Samsonova is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #32 of 59[ Page 3 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  3. #38 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  4. #43 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #43 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #75 of 75[ Page 5 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #185 of 185[ Page 13 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #239 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #522 of 651[ Page 35 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #649 of 651[ Page 44 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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