A bitter divorce battle in Russia has led to cryogenically frozen bodies being seized in a rare day-time raid.
Staff of a company arrange by Valeria Udalova, 59, grabbed the stays of people – together with from Britain and the US – who paid 1000’s of kilos hoping to be introduced again to life when science advances to permit this.
She and her crew raided the company run by her ex-husband Danila Medvedev, 41, close to Moscow, which is house to Russia’s main cryo-storage facility, say studies.
They drained liquid nitrogen from large tanks containing frozen bodies and grabbed these and some indifferent human brains, then loaded them on vans.
Staff of a company arrange by Valeria Udalova, 59, grabbed the stays of people – together with from Britain and the US – who paid 1000’s of kilos hoping to be introduced again to life when science advances to permit this (pictured: the tanks being refilled with nitrogen)
A truck transporting the allegedly looted large dewar flasks used to include the human stays is stopped by police on September 7
Valeria Udalova, 59, (left) disputes that her ex-husband Danila Medvedev, 41, is the rightful proprietor of the human stays
Police had been referred to as and intercepted the macabre cargo of human stays preserved by ‘Frankenstein’ expertise providing people the prospect to ‘come again to life’ in future.
But Medvedev advised RTVi: ‘The police didn’t catch Valeria. She left, taking somebody’s brain from the cryo-storage.
‘The brains of our neuro-patients had been saved individually, in particular metallic medical packing containers.’
Both Medvedev, who runs KrioRus, and its ex-boss Udalova, who began a brand new company referred to as Open Cryonics in Tver area, declare to be the authentic house owners of the human stays.
Police are now analyzing the rival claims whereas demanding the feuding ex-spouses assure the ‘integrity’ of the frozen corpses and brains in addition to the bodies of dozens of canines and cats that house owners wished to convey again to life sooner or later.
There are fears the stays could have been broken within the raid.
‘Valeria didn’t do it properly, she simply cheated,’ alleged Medvedev, who began a brand new household with one other lady.
According to studies the ex-wife’s crew raided the power
Giant dewar flasks which include the frozen stays are seen on the again of a truck
‘There was a danger of injury, it’s not possible to move dewars in a horizontal position.’
‘While trying to steal our dewars, this nitrogen was spilled, most of the nitrogen was poured onto the bottom,’ added Aleksey Potapov, an knowledgeable with KrioRus.
The human stays ‘started to warmth up’.
Udalova claims she was unfairly ousted from her previous company and is the rightful proprietor of its belongings.
‘There are loads of orders from completely different nations, particularly from canine and cat house owners,’ she stated.
‘This is the rationale why Medvedev wished to take KrioRus for himself.’
The price of full physique cryopreservation is round £26,000, or to avoid wasting solely the brain, £11,000.
Some 82 sufferers had been within the company’s warehouse, together with 25 foreigners.
Among the brains frozen within the Moscow retailer is Dr Yuri Pichugin, who died in 2018 after inventing the chemical cocktail which preserves people for posterity in a deep freeze at minus 196C.
A brain ‘woken’ within the a long time or centuries to come back may very well be implanted in one other human physique, it’s claimed.
For some it is a sci-fi nightmare and a macabre affront to nature, for others a sensible prospect and a tantalising step in direction of eternal life.