Historian and "well-respected specialist in cemeteries" Anatoly Moskvin stands accused of robbing at dozens of graves in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. His goal, according to Russian authorities: "Decorat[ing] his home with 29 mummified female bodies… dressed as life-sized dolls."
Doll-making manuals, plaques from tombstones and maps of local cemetaries were found in his home, police said. His fingerprints were also found in several burial grounds.
He has reportedly been charged with desecrating dead bodies and graves. There is really no way to react to this news other than exaggerated shuddering and pointing your finger in your mouth while noisily gagging. [NYDN, images via AP]