Russian grave-robber hailed a genius ‘kept mummified female corpses dressed as dolls’
Anatoly Moskvin is said to have dug up the corpses from hundreds of cemeteries and took them to his small, three-bedroom flat in Nizhny Novgorod, according to local media.
He was said to have carried the ‘dried up’ remains of at least 29 women – all aged between 15 and 26 – in plastic bags.
At his apartment, the 45-year-old apparently dressed the bodies and skeletons in stockings and dresses, and even made one look like a teddy bear. All had died years earlier.
His ghastly obsession was uncovered when Moskvin’s parents visited him in the town around 200 miles east of Moscow after returning from a holiday.
Moskvina, a historian and journalist described by neighbours as a ‘genius’, sometimes slept in a coffin or on graveyard benches, said BNO News.
Moskvina was said to have visited more than 750 cemeteries in western Russia to indulge his fantasies, although it was not clear when he had begun exhuming graves.
He is said to speak 13 languages and have a vast knowledge of history – on which he used to lecture at a local museum.