* Anatoly Moskvin's sick fetish discovered when
his parents came to visit him
This is the man who has been dubbed the Russian grave-robber after 29 female bodies that he dressed up as dolls were found at his apartment.
Russia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man who kept the bodies, who was named by Russian media as Anatoly Moskvin.
The historian and journalist is said to speak 13 languages and has been described as a 'genius'.
Dressed as a doll: A body pictured at an apartment dressed up like a doll after being taken from a grave
Gribakin said that the suspect is a historian who has authored several books.
He said the arrest followed a police probe into the desecration of graves in the region, which was initially blamed on extremist groups.
Nizhny Novgorod is located about 250 miles (400 kilometres) east of Moscow.
Russian media reports quoted police as saying that the man only had selected the remains of young women for his grisly collection.
Anatoly Moskvin is said to have dug up the corpses from hundreds of cemeteries and took them to his small, three-bedroom flat in Nizhny Novgorod, according to local media.
He was said to have carried the 'dried up' remains of at least 29 women - all aged between 15 and 26 - in plastic bags.
At his apartment, the 45-year-old apparently dressed the bodies and skeletons in stockings and dresses, and even made one look like a teddy bear. All had died years earlier.
His ghastly obsession was uncovered when Moskvin's parents visited him in the town around 200 miles east of Moscow after returning from a holiday.