Chukotka familicide
Date 1943
Location(s) Chukotka, Soviet Union
Target(s) Family
Killed 6

In 1943 a Koryak, working as the head of a collective farm, killed his wife and five children in Chukotka, Soviet Union. The man, who was afraid of punishment for losses to a jointly owned reindeer herd, then committed suicide.[1]


  1. Batianova, Elena, P.: Ritual Violence among the Peoples of Northeastern Siberia, in Hunters and Gatherers in the Modern World (eds. Schweitzer, Peter P., et al.); Berghahn Books, 2000. (p. 158)

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