Local residents out for a Sunday stroll in the forests of the Urals in Russia were shocked to discover more than 250 human fetuses preserved in four 50-liter vats of formaldehyde.
As per Russian law, abortion of fetuses of up to 12-weeks but these were between 12 and 14-weeks old, hence illegal.
The fetuses had tags with surnames and numbers attached to them.
The location of the find was 75-Km north of Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Sverdlovsk region.
This has been reported in heraldsun.com.au of dated the 25th of July 2012.
The police believe that these were results of abortions and had been treated as ‘biological waste’ and disposed off in this manner.
Abortions were made legal in Russia in 1917 after the revolution which led to Communist rule and about 5-6 million illegal abortions are done every year.
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