An 'inhuman monster' who raped four women in a week told police he did nothing wrong and his victims 'should be grateful to him'.
Gizar Ziyangareev, 39, admitted the attacks - one of which left a 31-year-old woman in a coma after suffering a heart attack - but showed no remorse, Russian police have reportedly revealed.
Construction worker Ziyangareev was jailed for 23 years for the rapes, which happened in the western city of Ufa.
It is one of the longest sentences ever given to a rapist in Russia - but the mother of one of his victims has called for a return to the death penalty.
He had only just been released from prison, having previously raped a neighbour and an underage girl.
The rapist was caught after a brutal attack on Anna Barmina, who he assaulted with a knife and fists before dragging her into bushes and raping her with a broken tree branch.
Doctors said all her internal organs were damaged, causing her to have a heart attack and go into a coma.
'Inhuman monster' who raped four women in a week told police he'd done nothing wrong and his victims 'should be grateful to him' WILL STEWART DAVE BURKE FOR MAILONLINE 1 September 2016