A grave-robber is to spend the rest of his life in a psychiatric hospital after digging up the corpses of 29 children and turning them into dolls.
Anatoly Moskvin, a highly-educated historian who spoke 13 languages, mummified dozens of young girls and kept them in the bedroom of the flat where he lived with his parents after ransacking their their graves.
And one mother, whose murdered 10-year-old daughter Olga was dressed as a â€˜human dollâ€™ and kept in the home of the 47-year-old for nine years, spoke of her pain after reading notes left by Moskvin at the grave.
“We shivered with fear each time we went to the grave, not knowing what to expect,” said Natalia Chardymova, 42.
“These sick anonymous notes were addressed to my daughter, calling her â€˜Little Ladyâ€™”.
“He congratulated her on all the public holidays. He remembered about 1 September each year and the last school bell in May.
“Imagine what it was like for us, her grieving parents, reading these notes about our murdered daughter. It was not at all like some sick joke but a spear through our hearts.”
Moskvin, 47, would dress the dead children in stockings, girlsâ€™ clothing and knee-length boots and apply lipstick to their faces. He put music boxes inside their rib cages.
He admitted to the crime of digging up graves after his 2011 arrest, claiming he was “waiting for science to find ways to make the girls live again”.
A judge decreed he was too ill to face trial for his crimes and he has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.
“There is very little chance he will leave this clinic,” prosecutor Konstantin Zhilyakov told UK’s MailOnline.MYNEWSHUB