April 7, 2017
The twisted life of a Russian sexpot-turned-international murder fugitive…
One day in early October 2014, a raven-haired “masseuse” named Viktoriya Nasyrova — a lover of plush furs and diamond jewelry — made a very careless tactical error while driving her rental car through western Russia.
Nasyrova neglected to hide the body she’d propped up in the front passenger seat.
The ghoulish image of a middle-aged woman’s slumped, buckled-in form would be captured by traffic-surveillance cameras.
And so began the glamorous Russian’s brazen, twisty life as an international murder fugitive — a more than two-year flight from justice that took her from Russia to Brooklyn, where she sometimes called herself “Rachel” or “Mara.” These were her dominatrix names.
“We mutually satisfied each other’s primal instincts,” Nasyrova purred to The Post recently, speaking in Russian from her latest residence, Rikers Island.
“I was giving them what they weren’t getting at home,” the murder suspect dished of her clients, mostly married men in search of S&M humiliation. “You know what I’m talking about. Men who want to be women, but they can’t openly declare it.”
But like a Russian nesting doll of crime, Nasyrova, 41, is now suspected of an ever-expanding list of felonies.
These include the mysterious disappearance of the two owners of an apartment in Russia, earlier in 2014 — an apartment she then sold.
Later, from her new home base in Sheepshead Bay, Nasyrova allegedly drugged and fleeced two men she met on online dating sites. She may be indicted as early as Friday on charges of pawning the men’s cash and jewelry.
Police are also investigating allegations that Nasyrova befriended a woman who looked just like her and then — in hopes of assuming her identity — served her a poisoned cheesecake.
That plot failed when the victim, Olga Tsvyk, 36, of Rego Park, Queens, survived, law-enforcement sources, the victim herself alleged to The Post.
Just a misunderstanding, Nasyrova told The Post of the cheesecake incident. “The last time I saw Olga, she was already not feeling good — she said she either ate something or got food poisoning,” Nasyrova insists.
The traffic-surveillance photo was a frame-up by Russian cops, she claims.
And as for a second alleged poisoning plot — this one successful and resulting in the death last summer of her boyfriend’s pet beagle — Nasyrova shrugged.
The dog, too, hadn’t been feeling well, poor thing.
“It was sick,” she told The Post. “It had an epileptic episode and then died the next day.”
The body in the rental car belonged in life to Alla Alekseenko, Nasyrova’s kindly, 54-year-old neighbor in Krasnodar, a large city in western Russia.
Alekseenko had just sold her mother’s home, pocketing 3 million rubles — about $53,000.
Interpol believes that Nasyrova spent months befriending Alekseenko before killing her for that money plus some $17,000 in cash and jewelry stolen from the apartment.
Alekseenko’s charred, incomplete skeleton would be unearthed in a village next to Nasyrova’s Russian hometown.
“They gave me two small boxes and said, “It’s your Mommy,” daughter Nadezda Ford, of Brooklyn, recalled to The Post.
Ford had immediately suspected Nasyrova, who’d also befriended her the year before, even traveling to New York for a visit.
“I hugged Nasyrova tightly and asked where is my mom,” Ford recounted in a November 2015 affidavit of confronting the alleged murderess on her mother’s doorstep.
“She tried to break out of my hug, pushing me away, and started screaming, ‘She is alive! Get away from me!’ ”
But even after the traffic-surveillance cameras caught Nasyrova driving alongside her limp passenger, there was no arrest.
Russian authorities later admitted to Ford that Nasyrova had seduced one of the lead police officers, who stalled the investigation and was later fired.
Meanwhile Nasyrova, who allegedly kept multiple passports, slipped out of Russia, triggering Interpol to issue a top-priority Red Notice for her arrest in Alekseenko’s murder.
True to nervy form, the murder fugitive moved right into Ford’s neighborhood — Sheepshead Bay.
Nasyrova was hiding in plain sight of her alleged victim’s daughter, even flaunting photos of her fur-bedecked self on Facebook.
“She’s a psychopath and a killer,” Ford told The Post on Thursday.
“She’s extremely manipulative and very dangerous.
“You’d never think she’s a person who could seduce you, who could drug you, who can steal from you and furthermore kill you.”
Thanks to the daughter’s repeated pleas to immigration officials — and her family’s hiring of a private investigator, retired NYPD Detective Herman Weisberg — Nasyrova was finally arrested last month and charged with swindling two men she’d met online.
‘We chatted a little. sent a few texts,” one of her alleged victims, Ruben Borukhov, 48, of Queens, recalls…