A doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in the Ukraine. Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 40 centimetre high figure of the fuhrer, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.
The £100 figure has a spare head "with a kind expression on it," glasses and several changes of clothes. It comes in a presentation box with the dates of Hitler's birth and death on it.
The decision to market the figure comes at a time of growing extreme right political sentiment in Ukraine. There are also reports of increasing xenophobia and racism, and of some extremists supporting racism similar to that of Nazi Germany under Hitler.
Around three million people died as a result of the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine, including 1.5 million Jews. Hitler wanted to turn the country into a buffer zone with Russia peopled by slave workers working for the Third Reich.
Although Ukranian laws prohibit any form of fascism or propaganda, the dolls are already on sale and will be mass marketed this summer.