Alexander Solonik, aka Alexander the Great aka Sasha the Macedonian aka The Superkiller was a legendary and mysterious Russian hitman in the 1980s and 90s who carried out contract killings primarily for the Orekhovskaya Russian Mafia group.

His targets were generally the leaders of other criminal organizations, the hardest men to kill. Men other contract killers had tried and failed to kill.

Today we talk about a man said to have fulfilled AT LEAST 43 murder contracts, including the assassinations of roughly thirty high-level mob bosses. He's the most infamous Russian mafia hitman ever. 

Get ready to meet the Russian real-life Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, and John Wick all rolled-in-one hitman - Alexander Solonik aka Alexander the Great aka Sacha the Macedonian aka the Superkiller. A Russian gangster who escaped from prisons and courtrooms multiple times in the 80s and 90s, killed scores of other gangsters in a variety of inventive hits, and even fought a dozen tough guys at once and beat them all down with a shovel in an epic prison brawl. We'll also learn a lot about Russia's "wild 90s" when the transition from communism to capitalism resulted in a massive influx of crime including the contract killings that made Solonik infamous. It's another action-packed true crime and Russian history episode, today, on Timesuck. 

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