Translation and Research by Adrian Chan-Wyles (PhD) Marshal Karl Mannerheim is a national ‘hero’ in Finland who was in control of the (fascist) Finnish military
His character in the film is also (and falsely) depicted as ‘going to church’ and being ‘interested’ in the singing – events that never happened at all. In fact, Fyodor Burogo was a patriotic Soviet soldier and citizen who despised organised religion.
He served in the Kwantung Army of the Japanese imperial forces that were tasked with the invasion and subjugation of the Chinese nation. Specifically, he commanded Unit 731 of the Kwantung Army – a ‘secret’ biological and medical experimentation military unit, that specialised in all forms of human experimentation.
To counter Estonia’s ‘official’ distorted history, and Wikipedia’s support for it, I have accessed Russian language historical records, and have discovered a much more routine explanation for the issue of Estonian history, which must be termed ‘alternative’ or ‘speculative’.