Grieving Russian families have been told how their murdered daughters’ corpses were dug up from their graves and mummified by a ‘mad genius’ Russian historian, who then kept them in his house for nine years.
Anatoly Moskvin, 47, ransacked graveyards and kept dozens of corpses of young girls in his bedroom in the flat where he lived with his mother and father. He dressed the dead children in stockings, girls’ clothing and knee length boots to make them look like dolls, even applying lipstick and make-up to their faces, and putting music boxes inside their rib cages.
His mother Elvira, 76, and his father Yury, 77, went to their country house each summer, leaving him alone in the flat, which is when Moskvin prowled graveyards, stealing new corpses and dressing them up.
“We saw these dolls but we did not suspect there were dead bodies inside,” his mother told police. “We thought it was his hobby to make such big dolls and did not see anything wrong with it.”
Following his arrest, the grave-robber, who speaks 13 languages and was described in court as a genius, told the parents of his victim accusingly, “You abandoned your girls in the cold, and I brought them home and warmed them up.”
He also explained how he carefully selected which girl to take, “I lay on the grave and tried to get in touch with her. I listened to what she said. Often they asked me to take them out for a walk.”
Police say he wasn’t motivated by any twisted sexual desires with these children. “He loathed sex and thought it was disgusting,” said one officer.
A judge has decreed that schizophrenic Moskvin, too ill to face trial for his crimes, should remain in a secure psychiatric hospital for the foreseeable future.
((Sourced from Daily Mail UK))