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Posted on 11/09/2011 9:29:19 AM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
A suspected grave robber in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is said by police to have made 29 life-size dolls from mummified female corpses.
Local historian and cemetery explorer Anatoly Moskvin, 45, was arrested last week by police investigating a spate of grave desecrations in the area.
The brightly dressed dolls, their faces and limbs covered in cloth, were found in his flat and garage, police said.
It was not clear whether each doll contained a set of human remains.
Police are now trying to establish the identity of the mummified remains.
They said they had been investigating grave desecrations in cemeteries in and around Nizhny Novgorod since last year.
No actual bones are apparent in the footage and some of the faces are covered by masks.
Officials said the remains belonged mainly to girls or young women, and they had been dressed in clothes taken from corpses.
Shoes found in the flat matched footprints found in cemeteries, it added.
Some Russian media are reporting that Muslim graves were singled out in the robberies.
According to the police statement, Mr Moskvin is "well-known in academic circles" having studied Celtic culture at a leading Russian university, and is the author of many books and academic works.
He is described in Russian media reports as a "necropolist", or cemetery expert.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Alexei Yesin, editor of a local newspaper to which Mr Moskvin contributed, told the Associated Press news agency he was a loner who had "certain quirks" but said he had given no indication that he was up to anything so strange.
He said he had drunk from puddles, spent nights in haystacks or at abandoned farms and had once even slept in a coffin readied for a funeral.
Those whacky Russians!...
Quite the excitable boy, eh?
nice! ... I always wondered where that song came from
in other news, 29 absentee ballots came in for Democrats putting them in the lead...
Sure, he had his little quirks but he was always the nicest guy and would never harm a thing...
Kept to himself...they always do.
A Russian fan of Hollyweird slasher films no doubt.
baaa. baaa. (shh!)
“It puts lotion in basket or it gets hose again...Hokay...it gets hose again.”
Oh,you beautiful doll! You great,big,beautiful doll! Let me put my arms about you, I could never live without you.
Does this guy know Bubba?
Ed Gien flashback.
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