A monster who robbed the graves of 29 girls and lived with their mummified bodies has refused to apologize to their traumatized parents.
The 53-year-old Twisted Anatoly Moskvin turned the dead children into “dolls” and dressed them in stockings, clothes and knee-length boots.
He even put lipstick and makeup on their faces and celebrated the birthday of each of his dead victims in his bedroom.
His parents, who lived in the same apartment in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, said they were unaware of his macabre activities.
The grave robber refused to apologize to his victims’ parents when he went to a custody hearing to be released from the mental hospital to care for his elderly mother and live with a new girlfriend.
“These girls are girls,” he said.
“In my opinion there are no parents. I don’t know any of them.
“They also buried their daughters, and here I believe their rights over them are ended …
“So no, I wouldn’t apologize.”
Moskvin also said he wanted to become an English teacher for children, following an initiative by Vladimir Putin, to promote foreign languages in schools.
During the Soviet era he worked as a translator for military secret services in the Red Army and later wrote several history books.
A medical commission has already recommended that Moskvin be released to claim his schizophrenia has been treated, but a court overturned it.
A judge last week extended his detention in a mental hospital for another six months.
“Sorry, I won’t talk about it,” said Moskvin after the decision.
Moskvin was arrested in 2011 and confessed to 44 cases of abuse of the graves of girls aged three to twelve.
Previously, he said to the parents of his victims: “You left your girls in the cold – and I brought them home and warmed them up.”
The body of the murder victim Olga Chardymova, ten years old, was one of 29 that he had excavated and turned into mummified dolls, some with music boxes in their chests.
Her mother Natalia Chardymova, 46, did not notice that the coffin was empty during her regular visits to her daughter’s grave.
Resisting his release, she said, “This creature has brought fear, terror and panic into my life” with its “grotesque” abuse of dead children.
She asked him to be locked up permanently.
“I would be happy to know that he will spend his life in the hospital,” she said.
“He’s a sick person.
“On the one hand, it’s not good to be happy about it.
“But I’ll give myself the chance to put a tombstone on my daughter’s property. She was buried with no name to prevent him from finding her grave again when he is released. “
His mother Elvira, 77, said, “We saw these dolls, but we didn’t suspect there were any corpses in them. We thought it was his hobby to make such large dolls and saw nothing wrong with it.”
She claimed the court was prejudiced against her son, who was “unable to be in society, to work or to marry”.