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His Parents Thought They Were Human Sized Dolls, They Were Actually Young Ladies

A history enthusiast, traveler, college teacher, and author, Anatoly Moskvin is an accomplished man. He was also a journalist in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia’s fifth-largest city.


Anatoly also labeled himself as an expert on cemeteries and a ‘necropolyst’. A friend of Anatoly said that his work was phenomenal.


In 2011, 29 mummified bodies of girls aging 3 to 29 years old were found in his apartment. This caused the historian’s arrest.


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Married to A Dead Girl

Known as a definitive master on graveyards in his city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Anatoly describes his fixation on the grim. This is to a 1979 episode when he was 13. Moskvin has talked about this story in Necrologies, a week after week distribution devoted to graveyards and tribute, to which he was an enthusiastic patron.


Oct. 26, 2011, Moskvin’s last article unveiled how a gathering of men in dark suits halted him while going home from school. They were in transit to the memorial service of 11-year-old Natasha Petrova. They hauled Anatoly along to her casket where they constrained him to kiss the young lady's dead body.


“I kissed her once, then again, then again.”


“My strange marriage with Natasha Petrova was useful,”


- said, Anatoly.


The young lady's lamenting mother at that point put a wedding band on Anatoly's finger and a wedding band on her dead girl's finger.


He said it prompted a faith in wizardry and eventually, interest in the dead. Regardless of whether the story is even evident or irrelevant at this point, his upsetting considerations went unchecked for over 30 years.


Gruesome Obsession Intensifies


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Anatoly’s enthusiasm for kissing the dead episode never subsided. He started to meander through burial grounds as a student.


His grotesque even educated his examinations and Anatoly inevitably acquired a serious degree in Celtic investigations. A culture whose folklore frequently obscures the lines between life and passing. The student of history additionally aced nearly 13 dialects and was a distributed researcher.


In the interim, Anatoly wandered from the graveyard to burial grounds.


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“I don’t think anyone in the city knows them better than I do,”


- said Anatoly of his broad information on the locale's dead. From 2005 to 2007, Moskvin professed to have visited 752 burial grounds in Nizhny Novgorod.


He took point by point notes on everyone and dug into the accounts of those covered there. The involved history specialist professed to have approached 20 miles for each day, some of the time dozing on feed bunches and drinking water from puddles.


Moskvin posted a narrative arrangement of his movements and disclosures named “Great Walks Around Cemeteries” and "What the Dead Said". These keep on being distributed week after week on papers.


He even said he went through one evening resting in a casket in front of a perished individual's burial service. His perceptions were something beyond perceptions, notwithstanding.


Dishonoring the Graves


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Local people started to find the graves of their friends and family defiled, now and again totally uncovered in 2009.


“Our leading theory was that it was done by some extremist organizations. We decided to beef up our police units and set up … groups composed of our most experienced detectives who specialize in extremist crimes.”


- said Russian Interior Ministry representative Gen. Valery Gribakin who disclosed it first to CNN.


Yet, for almost two years, the Interior Ministry's leads went nowhere. Graves kept on being profaned and nobody knew why.


At that point, a break in the examination came following a psychological oppressor assault at Domodedovo airport in Moscow in 2011. Right away a while later, specialists heard reports of Muslim graves being contaminated in Nizhny Novgorod. Specialists were directed to a burial ground where somebody was covering up the photos of dead Muslims yet not harming whatever else.


This was the place Moskvin was at long last gotten. Eight cops went to his condo after they captured him at the graves of the Muslims to accumulate proof.


The “Dolls”


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Anatoly lived with his folks in a little loft. He was allegedly forlorn and something of a collector. Inside specialists discovered life-sized, doll-like figures all through the condo.


The figures look like classical dolls. They wore fine and shifted apparel. Some wore knee-high boots, others had cosmetics on faces. Anatoly had canvassed in texture. He had additionally concealed their hands in texture.


But aside from these were not dolls, they were the preserved carcasses of human young ladies.


At that point when the police moved one of the bodies, it played music, as though on prompt. Inside the chests of the dolls, Anatoly had inserted music boxes.


There were likewise photos and plaques removed from the tombstones, doll-production manuals, and guides of nearby graveyards thrown about the loft. Police even found that the garments worn by the preserved carcasses were the garments where they were covered.


Agents later discovered music boxes or toys inside the assemblages of the dead young ladies with the goal that they could create sounds when Anatoly contacted them. There were likewise close to home effects and dress inside a portion of the mummies. One mummy had her very own bit tombstone with her name scribbled on it inside her body. Another contained a medical clinic tag with the date and the reason for the young lady's passing. A dried human heart was found inside a third body.


Anatoly conceded that he would stuff the rotted carcasses with clothes. At that point, he would fold nylon leggings over their countenances or style cuties onto them. He would likewise embed fastens toy eyes into the young ladies' eye so they could "watch kid's shows" with him.


The history specialist said that he generally adored his young ladies, however, there were a couple of dolls in his carport which he professed to have developed to despise.


He said he uncovered graves of young ladies since he was desolate. He said he was single and his greatest dream was to have kids. Russian selection organizations wouldn't let Anatoly receive a kid since he didn't bring in enough cash. Maybe that was generally advantageous, in light of the state of his collector condo and insane fixations on dead individuals.


Anatoly added that he had done what he did in light of the fact that he was trusting that science will figure out how to resurrect the dead. Meanwhile, he utilized a basic arrangement of salt and preparing soft drink to save the young ladies. He praised the birthday events of his dolls as though they were his own kids.


Moskvin's folks professed to remain unaware of the genuine birthplace of Anatoly’ss "dolls."


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“We saw these dolls but we did not suspect there were dead bodies inside. We thought it was his hobby to make such big dolls and did not see anything wrong with it.”


- said Elvira, Anatoly’s 76-year-old mother.


Shoes in Moskvin's loft coordinated impressions found close to contaminated graves and Police knew doubtlessly that they had their grave looter.


Anatoly’s Trial and Sentencing

Altogether, the specialists found 29 life-size dolls in Moskvin's condo. They went in age from three to 25. One cadaver he saved for was almost nine years in his possession.


Moskvin was accused of twelve wrongdoings, all of which managed the spoiling of graves. The Russian media called him “The Lord of the Mummies” and “The Perfumer”.


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Neighbors were stunned. They said that the eminent student of history was calm and that Anatoly’s folks were decent individuals. Certainly, a malodorous smell radiated from his loft at whatever point he opened the entryway. However, a neighbor credited that it was the "smell of something that decays in the cellars," of the apparent multitude of nearby structures.


Moskvin's supervisor at Necrologies, Alexei Yesin, didn't think anything about his author's whimsies.


“Many of his articles enlighten his sensual interest in deceased young women, which I took for romantic and somewhat childish fantasies the talented writer emphasized.”


He depicted the antiquarian to have "characteristics" however would not have envisioned that one such eccentricity incorporated the preservation of 29 young ladies and young ladies.


In court, Moskvin admitted to 44 checks of manhandling graves and dead bodies. He said to the casualties' folks,


“You abandoned your girls, I brought them home and warmed them up.”


Freeing Anatoly Moskvin

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“This creature brought fear, terror, and panic into my (life). I shudder to think that he will have the freedom to go where he wants. Neither my family nor the families of the other victims will be able to sleep peacefully. He needs to be kept under surveillance. I insist on a life sentence. Only under medical supervision, without the right of free movement.”


“I still find it hard to grasp the scale of his sickening ‘work’ but for nine years he was living with my mummified daughter in his bedroom,”


“I had her for ten years, he had her for nine.


- said Natalia Chardymova, mother of Anatoly’s first victim, believes Anatoly should stay locked up for the rest of his life.


Diagnosed with schizophrenia Anatoly was condemned to time in a mental ward following his sentence. Despite the fact that as of September 2018, he was confronted with the occasion to proceed with mental treatment in his home.


The casualties' families suspect something.


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