nizhny novgorod russia

The grave robber who dug up 29 girls and dressed them for birthday parties

Creepy footage filmed by a self-described Russian “historian,” Anatoly Moskvin, shows several bodies he exhumed after visiting more than 700 cemeteries, sitting around his house in bizarre costumes.

Moskvin is rumored to have dug up approximately 150 graves so he could dress the corpses of dozens of young girls for birthday parties. He also compiled up-to-date information about the lives of each girl he had dug up.

His macabre obsession with the dead was discovered when his parents visited him after returning from holiday.

A reputed genius who speaks 13 languages, the 46-year-old from the city of Nizhni Novgorod in central Russia was arrested in 2011, but he will not stand trial for his appalling crimes. A judge has ruled that he is not mentally fit enough to stand trial and should remain in a psychiatric clinic.

A prosecution spokesman said: “After three years of monitoring him in a psychiatric clinic it is clear that Moskvin is not mentally fit for trial. He will, therefore, be kept for psychiatric treatment at the clinic.”

Moskvin claims his fascination with the dead began when he was 12 when he came across a funeral procession whose participants forced him to kiss the face of a dead 11-year-old girl. (Source)