London: A prominent Russian politician has laid claim that aliens abducted him.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the country’s southern region of Kalymkia, told television host Vladimir Pozner on Channel One on April 26 that he had spent several hours in the company of aliens wearing yellow spacesuits.
Ilyumzhinov, 48, said the aliens visited his apartment in downtown Moscow on September 18, 1997, and that as he was falling asleep he heard someone calling him from the balcony.
He went outside and saw the spaceship, which was a “half-transparent half tube”, and when he entered he met human-like creatures in yellow spacesuits, who he was not able to communicate with.
“I am often asked which language I used to talk to them. Perhaps, it was on a level of the exchange of ideas,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
Ilyumzhinov said the aliens gave him a tour of their spaceship, and that they had come to planet Earth to take samples - and claims to have several witnesses.
Now another politician, Russian MP Andre Lebedev, who fears Ilyumzhinov may have divulged state secrets, has urged Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate the matter.
Lebedev, who wrote a letter to Medvedev raising a list of his concerns, asked for guidelines on what politicians should do if aliens abduct them.
In his letter he says that, assuming the whole thing was not just a bad joke, it was an historic event and should have been reported to the Kremlin.
He also asks if there are official guidelines for what government officials should do if contacted by aliens, especially if those officials have access to state secrets.