NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, Nov. 4 (UPI) —
Russian police said they arrested a 45-year-old man who allegedly had the mummified remains of 27 women in his apartment.
The government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported the man allegedly dug up the women at various cemeteries and put dresses on them, the BBC said.
The grave-robbing reportedly occurred in Nizhny Novgorod along the Volga River.
The man, a historian who was planning to write a guide book on cemeteries, faces charges of desecration.