The bodies of five fetuses have been found in a garbage can in a village in the Moscow region.
Russian media, citing police sources, said on October 7 that each of the fetuses was wrapped in a plastic bag.
The reports said police have opened a criminal investigation.
Abortions are legal under Russian law through the first trimester.
Investigators are trying to find out which doctors or medical establishments could have been involved.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS