Women in the Ukraine are common mail-order bride candidates. Economic and social conditions for women in the Ukraine are a motivational factor in finding foreign arrangements. 52 percent of Ukraine’s workforce is made up of women, yet according to some sources they often hold low positions of prominence in their home country and work jobs with less respect and lower wages (such as teaching or physician positions); and women earn 43 percent of what men do. On the other hand, according to Grant Thornton International Business Report for 2014, as cited by Forbes, Ukraine has the highest proportion of women in senior management worldwide at 43%, followed closely by other post-Soviet countries . According to an earlier Grant Thornton International Business Report for 2012, Ukraine had an even higher proportion of women in senior management at 46%, still highest in the world. Finding a foreign husband gives a woman a chance to leave her country and find better economic opportunities. Marriage is a substantial part of Ukraine culture, with 30 years being the age at which a woman is considered an “old maid”. With 4,138,273 more women than men from the ages of 15 to 64, marriage opportunities are slim at home and worsened by the life expectancy difference between men (64.3 years) and women (73.17 years), as well as the fact that a large portion of successful males are emigrating out of Russia.
August 16th, 2021
The Nighttime Killers (Ночной Серийник) is the media epithet for the killers responsible for a string of brutal murders in Kiev, Ukraine between 1991 and 1996. Two men, Vladislav Volkovich (Владислав Волкович) and Vladimir Kondratenko (Владимир Кондратенко) were arrested and charged with 16 murders. Most victims were shot with a .22 sporting rifle and stabbed or bludgeoned with a wide variety of weapons ranging from stitching awls to bricks and iron bars. The killers claimed that they began the murder spree in order to prepare themselves for an eventual career as contract killers, practicing on the homeless, and continued killing for profit and for fun. Kondratenko committed suicide in prison during the trial. Volkovich was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. On June 18 1996, a 44-year-old factory worker named Evgeniy Osechkin was found dead near a Karavaevy Dachi train station just outside of Kiev. An anonymous tipster called the police and claimed that someone was just shot with a silenced pistol. However forensics uncovered that the victim was actually shot with a .22 round (a single shell casing was recovered), and stabbed multiple times. The tipster was never located. Investigation quickly determined that Osechkin, a factory worker, had no enemies, and robbery was ruled out as a motive as Osechkin still had the salary he received the day of the murder on his person. Investigators then began looking at other murders in the area, and found that some months earlier a homeless man had been shot with a .22 rifle and stabbed in the same area, just 100 meters away from the spot where Osechkin was murdered. Investigators began canvassing the area, and set up surveillance at the train station. Some people that raised the suspicion of the investigators were arrested, but all had alibis for the time of the murders. Two weeks later a well-known local doctor named Aleksandr Egorov was shot and killed in his car in broad daylight. Some witnesses to the murder were located, who provided a description of a suspect described as a lone man of about 30 years of age. <SNIP> LINK
Serhiy Tkach (Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Ткач, born 12 September 1952 in Kiselyovsk, RSFSR) is a former Ukrainian police criminal investigator, originally from Russia, and a convicted serial killer who claimed to have killed 100 people. He suffocated girls aged between eight and 18 and performed sexual acts on their bodies after they were dead. Although Tkach admitted his crimes and demanded the death penalty, after a one year trial, a tribunal in Dnipropetrovsk sentenced him to life for the rape and murder of 36 women over more than two decades. Over the years, 9 people had been wrongly jailed for some of the murders of which Tkach was found guilty. One of the men wrongly accused killed himself. -The worst serial killer may have been caught in Ukraine, according to local police. Prosecutors claim a former forensic expert Sergey Tkach has confessed to killing 40 people, but 60 other deaths are unsolved. It’s alleged that Tkach went on a murder spree for the past 25 years, mainly targeting girls and young women. He is said to have looked for his victims near the roads and railways to make detectives think that the killer came from another city. He reportedly left no clues and used the tracks to escape. Tkach was arrested two years ago at home after allegedly strangling his friend’s daughter. He says he was finally caught when other children from the village recognised him at the funeral as the man who’d been seen with the girl before she died. <SNIP> LINK