Pavel Shuvalov -

Pavel Shuvalov

Pavel Shuvalov
Pavel Alekseevich Shuvalov

March 1, 1968 (age 52)
Other names"Nevsky Forest Park Maniac"
Criminal penaltyDeath; commuted to life imprisonment
Span of crimes
CountrySoviet Union, later Russia
State(s)St. Petersburg
Date apprehended
December 22, 1995
Imprisoned atMordovian Zone Prison

Pavel Alekseevich Shuvalov (born March 1, 1968 in Leningrad, RSFSR), known as the "Nevsky Forest Park Maniac", is a Soviet-Russian serial killer who killed 5 people between 1991 and 1995.



Shuvalov was born in 1968 in Leningrad in a well-to-do Soviet family. He the youngest child, and as such, his parents indulged in any of his whims. Shuvalov most of his free time at home, almost never communicating with his peers. As he later said, at the age of 12, his classmates for him the so-called "dark", severely beating him and, at the same time, cutting his pantyhose into the crotch and pulling it on his head. Subsequently, Shuvalov would treat his victims almost the same way.

After school Shuvalov served in the army, then began work for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, serving in the Leningrad Metro Directorate at the stations Yelizarovskaya, Lomonosovskaya, Proletarskaya and Obukhovo, as well as in the Nevsky and Severnoye depots. By the early 1990s, he had risen to the rank of senior sergeant.


Shuvalov detained underage girls who tried to get into the metro station without a ticket, bypassing the turnstile. Taking them to the interrogation room, he threatened to report the offense to the school and parents, intimidating and then extorting consent to a meeting outside of working hours. The murders took place during such meetings, in the Nevsky Forest Park, only killing girls in pantyhoses. In the forest park, he forced the victims to wear the pantyhose they had brought with them, then raped them. According to experts, Shuvalov was a typical heterosexual maniac-fetishist. His first murder was committed in the fall of 1991, the body being discovered by park employees only two months later. He raped and then drowned 12-year-old Irina Barsukova, managing to evade capture as her death was considered an accident. Over the next four years, Shuvalov committed four more murders.

Arrest and trial

Despite the fact that Shuvalov always destroyed evidence at the crime scene, he was always considered a suspect. The acquaintances of some victims told that an unknown policeman for various reasons (most often for attempting to get a free ride) assigned the missing girls meetings to pay a fine or simply read the morals. Further investigation read to Shuvalov. Trying to collect evidence, the detectives decided to take a risk - they used a girl as bait, but the killer let her go at the last moment and the operation failed. After some time the investigators decided to interrogate Shuvalov as a witness, but before they could ask any questions, he suddenly admitted to everything, despite the fact that all the evidence was indirect.

On June 11, 1997, the Leningrad Regional Court sentenced Pavel Shuvalov to death. His last words in court were the following:

Shuvalov, even after the sentencing, continued to rely on a pardon and wrote cassation complaints, but the verdict remained unchanged for a while, before eventually being replaced with life imprisonment. Pavel Shuvalov is currently serving his sentence in the "Mordovian Zone" prison in the village of Sosnovka in Mordovia.

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Categories: Russian rapists | Russian people convicted of child sexual abuse | Prisoners sentenced to death by Russia | 1968 births | Russian serial killers | Male serial killers | Soviet serial killers | Murderers of children | Living people

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