A power-hungry scientist and an evil dictator bidding to create a super-soldier using humans and apes sounds like the stuff of science fiction.
However, during Russia’s Soviet era Josef Stalin poured money into sensational experiments which involved injecting human sperm into female gorillas – and, even more shockingly, inseminating human women with the seed of primates.
Stalin ordered renowned scientist Ilia Ivanov to create an invincible breed of Red Army soldiers, secret documents released in the 1990s showed.
Archive papers say the Kremlin chief demanded these mutant warriors be “resilient and resistant to hunger”.
He said they should be of “immense strength but with an underdeveloped brain”.
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Source: the Sun