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Teenage girls in shocking animal abuse and mutilation case are charged with cruelty

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 January 2017

Students and male 'accomplice' to face justice accused of torturing and killing dogs and cats, posting pictures online, and other crimes.

Alina Orlova, 18, and Alyona Savchenko, 17, in the court room. Picture: DVhab

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The three were outed on the internet before police took action, and they could now face up to ten years in jail if convicted of this and other offences. 

Alina Orlova, 18, and Alyona Savchenko, 17, 'systematically abused animals, mutilated, and killed them with the use of sadistic methods', said the Investigative Committee, in charge of probing serious cases.

Online pictures of their vicious cruelty to dogs and cats was posted online, say investigators in Khabarovsk. The animals were alleged to have been struck with a bat, bound, stabbed, had their eyes gouged out, and hanged.

Alina Orlova in the court room


Alyona Savchenko in the court room

They could now face up to ten years in jail. Picture: DVhab

The pair will also be charged with a separate allegation of armed robbery, while Savchenko and male friend Valery Smyshlyaev, 18, faces court accused of duping a man on a date with an underage girl, and then seeking to blackmail him by accusing him of being a paedophile. Investigators indicated they believed he had knowledge of the animal cruelty. 

Orlova had initially denied her involvement but her distinctive tattoo was seen on online pictures. 

When Savchenko was detained, it was alleged she called herself the 'Devil's Duchess', and in one image she was shown holding a recently-killed puppy's heart with the  caption: 'It's for you Anubis' - the original Egyptian 'god of the dead'. 

She claimed that she needed 'to be constantly covered in blood to feel warmth', she said. Her clothing in macabre online postings is shown smeared in blood from the dead animals. 

Viktor Smyshlyaev


Viktor Smyshlyaev

Valery Smyshlyaev, 18, faces court accused of duping a man on a date with an underage girl, and then seeking to blackmail him by accusing him of being a paedophile. Pictures: The Siberian Times

One witness told how Savchenko showed her a picture of 'a cat with its belly cut open', and people reported that stray dogs had 'started disappearing' last summer.

Images showed a dog nailed to a wall, according to local reports. A white dog was hung by its collar and shot with an air gun. A black dog was was 'crucified' and dissected. 

Baseball bats, chemical liquids, tongs, and other instruments of torture were used on the animals, pictures posted online showed. 

Both teenagers were said to be members of a now-deleted social media group called Mortem where users shared pictures of animal dissection and  killed pets.

Alyona Savchenko


Alyona Savchenko


Alyona Savchenko

Alyona called herself the 'Devil's Duchess', and in one image she was shown holding a recently-killed puppy's heart with the caption: 'It's for you Anubis' - the original Egyptian 'god of the dead'. Pictures: The Siberian Times

The case involves 'dozens' of tortured animals, and a 'pet cemetery' in an abandoned building in Khabarovsk with the 'bones of puppies, and the remains of an adult dog', say reports. 

A spokesman for the committee said: 'During a search of one suspect's apartment, the skull of a cat was found. Home computers and phones were seized for analysis.'

Animal protection campaigner Anastasia Fedyanina had urged the Investigative Committee to examine whether the animals were killed as part of a 'hard crush' sexual fetish with videos of young women slaughtering animals supplied to China. 

Alina Orlova


Black puppy


Orlova, a university student, posted a social media message saying: 'I did not kill anyone and do not intend to kill ...' Pictures: The Siberian Times

She said at the time: 'Masochists viewing these videos imagine themselves in the place of the tortured animals. The role of the torturers is usually taken by prostitutes or a young woman with sadistic inclinations.' 

The committee has not made clear if this forms part of the case to be heard later this year in court. 

Orlova, a university student, posted a social media message saying: 'I would like to speak in my defence.... I do not know who has put this stuff to the Internet - it is not the first time somebody wants to frame me. But I did not kill anyone and do not intend to kill ...'

Comments (19)

No hope for them, it looks like one of them is even smiling in the court pictures. Death penalty 100%, all of them. 10 years is nowhere near enough. I swear one day people will start waking the waking up to the ridiculously low sentences passed on animal cruelty cases. Angry, angry, angry does not describe how I feel about this.
Dean, London, UK
31/08/2017 05:43
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Vor y Zakone?
Marcelo, São Paulo, Brazil
26/08/2017 04:24
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The 3 deserved the same treatment that they gave to the animals. They die suffering from 1.0 billion to 100 billion, more than the animals they tortured and killed.
Rosana, Brasil
25/08/2017 22:09
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Torture is never okay. If you adopt an animal, take good care of it.
Hugh, USA
21/08/2017 12:11
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death penalty 100%
canada, toronto
11/08/2017 07:21
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What irritated me the most reading this context is seeing the sentence "They could now face up to ten years in jail" under one of the pictures. Put in jail for 10 years isn't a suitable punishment for these two demons these girls need to be executed, and no further investigations should be sought to fully prove weather these girls actually killed these innocent animals or not everything is indubitably real nothing is Photoshopped or fabricated. If these sinister girls get away with it they will proceed in torturing and killing more pets.
Ahmed Gamal, Egypt
01/08/2017 22:05
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These POS are nothing but evil, sadistic wastes of flesh who will kill your children next if given the chance, put them away for a long time otherwise more animals will suffer and most likely your children.
Laurie Miskell, USA
14/07/2017 10:27
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Pure evil is real. These are demons in the bodies of teenagers. No human could ever be so cruel.
Justin Reid, Canada
06/06/2017 19:12
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Most serial killers start with animals. Stop them while they are young, or children will begin to disappear.
sylvia, USA
01/06/2017 13:14
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No rehabilitation, won't work. Put them down like the dogs they are! No much negativity in this world, things need to be equaled out a bit. Age of aquiriouse is age of garbage!
Rook rourk, Whispers caldonia
01/06/2017 13:03
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Sometimes, not often, people get what they deserve in life. In this case, it would involve wolves.
Peter, Germany
19/05/2017 19:45
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Por favor....pena de muerte para estas sociopatas. Si son capaces de algo algo tan horrible a unos seres indefensos también pueden hacerselo a cualquier persona. Esto solo es el comienzo y está definido en esta enfermedad. ojala tengan ambas la peor de las suertes en su vida.
María, Spain
16/05/2017 18:42
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they need life, and they need to be tortured just like they tortured the animals! thats not right to harm a sweet animals.
lancey newsome, us
18/04/2017 21:13
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They are lucky that their not my children.
Phyllis , Juneau Alaska
21/03/2017 16:58
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This is why hell needs to be real. Lucky I didn't catch you or Id be in jail now.
RK, USA
05/03/2017 09:48
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