Alexander Komin sought out people who would not be missed: alcoholic, homeless, and forgotten. He lured them with the promises of work, shelter, and drink. Deep under the hard, icy ground of the former Soviet Union, Komin was building a colony of slaves.
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The nightmare that Alexander Komin concocted in Vyatskiye Polyany was reborn, continuing five years after his death. A new chapter of terror would begin, just over 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) to the southwest, in a town half the size. A man desperate to father children embarked on a copycat crime, in a country that had become blind to the plight of its fellow citizens.