During the Great Patriotic War, the German and Finnish invaders carried out monstrous atrocities against civilians in the Leningrad Region: they killed the mentally ill by injecting them with poison, and killed children by dropping toys stuffed with explosives from airplanes.
In the Leningrad region atrocities were committed not only by German, but also by Finnish invaders. Declassified documents describe how the Finnish military destroyed the civilian population of the villages of Pargolovsky district. There were no military or industrial facilities and therefore shelling and bombing from the air was aimed exclusively at the destruction of civilians – children, women, elderly people.
With sophisticated sadism, the Finnish invaders destroyed young children – toys were used for this.“Not satisfied with shelling and aerial bombardment, Finnish bastards used forms of villainous atrocities in the form of dropping children’s toys stuffed with explosives from airplanes, and when the children picked up these toys, explosions occurred, as a result of which the children died or injured and became crippled.
RIA Novosti's report refers to the archival documents declassified by the regional FSB department, "mainly special communications from state security agencies and internal affairs of the war years".
However, the published fragments of those documents, presented in the report, are not corresponding to the text of the report. Thus, no archival documents are shown as for bombs disguised as toys.