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Darya Saltykova, aka Saltychikha, was an abusive and unchecked aristocrat, known for murdering 139 serfs on Yroitskoe estate near Moscow in Russia. Adapted from Portrait of Countess Darya Petrovna Saltykova by François-Hubert Drouais.  Source: Public domain

Darya Saltykova: Cruel Russian Aristocrat with a Taste for Murder

In 1768, Darya Nokolayevna Ivanova Saltykova, better known as Saltychikha , was found guilty for the murder of 139 serfs under her care. Of that number, only 38 were confirmed due to the immense fear...
Medieval battle reenactor defended his home using an ancient battle ax. Source: alexmina / Adobe Stock.

Battle Reenactors Slashing Criminals and Innocents

A US burglar learned a stinging lesson taught by a weapons collector with a huge ax. A convicted criminal learned ‘another’ hard lesson while breaking into the home of a weapons collector when he was...