The Monster Of Our Time: Anatoly Moskvin!


The 49-year-old historian had mummified the corpses himself, after exhuming the bodies from local graves.  He then clothed them and posed them around his house as effigies or 'dolls.' This monster exclusively exhumed the bodies of girls under the age of 15 years old and some as young as 3.

1. This man's name is Anatoly Moskvin.

He is a 'genious' historian who speaks 13 languages. But, this is not what he is known for. He is one of the most twisted men in the world...

2. He is known for having mummified the corpses of 26 young girls aged between 3 and 12, after exhuming the them from local graves.

And the story doesn't end here. He turned them into dolls, and posed them around his house.

3. He also did all sorts of other insanely sick things with the corpses he exhumed.

He dressed the dead children in stockings, girls' clothing, and knee length boots to make them look like dolls. He even applied lipstick and make-up to their faces and put music boxes inside their rib cages.

4. As if all these details are not disturbing enough, Moskvin took it to another level.

He gathered all the information he could about the girls he exhumed, and even organised birthday parties for them. He left anonymous notes on their graves, congratulating them on all the public holidays and expressing his 'good wishes' on the first and last days of the school years.

5. This is the statement of one of the parents, whose daughter was found in Moskvin's apartment:

"Once, we found a note, in which he threatened us: 'If you don't erect the great monument she deserves, we will dig her body out.'  We reported it to the police, but they said there was little they could do. It was not at all like some sick joke, but a spear through our hearts."

"At this point we knew nothing about Moskvin, or that by now, he had already removed her. 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."


6. There are still some shady points in Moskvin's story, which need clarification.

Moskvin's parents were visiting him from time to time. It remains a mystery how they didn't notice what was going on in his apartment. His parents say: "We thought it was some kind of hobby for him to collect dolls; had no idea they were actual human mummies." However, the families of little girls believe this is not true; Moskvin's parents knew everything all along, and are just trying to protect their son.

7. Moskvin was arrested on 2 November 2011 by police investigating a spate of grave desecrations in cemeteries

The arrest followed a long-running investigation into the desecration of graves at several cemeteries in Nizhny Novgorod. The national daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said Moskvin was detained at a cemetery while carrying a bag of bones. Following his arrest, twenty-nine 'mummies' have been discovered at the home of the historian.

8. Moskvin's court defense focuses on his childhood traumas.

According to reports, Moskvin, who claimed he had been raped as a child, was forced as a boy to kiss the face of a dead 11 year old girl at her funeral. His behavior was also blamed on his parents taking him for walks in graveyards as a child.

 A judge has decreed that the schizophrenic Moskvin - too ill to face trial for his crimes - should remain in a secure psychiatric hospital for the foreseeable future. Sane or insane, all we can tell is that Moskvin committed one of the darkest, and most wicked crimes in human history.

9. In interviews with police and in court, Moskvin gave the following explanations of his actions:

"I meant no harm to them; I was waiting for science to find ways for these girls to live again. That's why I wanted to be an expert in making mummies to preserve them till that day. I wanted to communicate with these girls; I lay on the grave and tried to get in touch with them. I listened to what she said. Often they asked me to take them out for a walk."

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