Russian president asked to investigate MP's claims of alien abduction

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the guy at left here, is the President of the Republic of Kalmykia of the Russian Federation. He is also a chess champion, a publisher, a multimillionaire, and a very eccentric dude. In a recent television interview, he claimed to have been abducted by aliens back in 1997. Now, a fellow member of the Russian government wants him investigated—over concerns that his alien abduction claims either mean he's a crackpot, or that he's undergone an experience of great military and political significance to Russia, and possibly leaked state secrets to extraterrestrial visitors.
ilhum.jpg Ilyumzhinov said the aliens didn't make themselves known to the rest of the world because they weren't ready, adding that he communicated with them telepathically because there wasn't enough oxygen.

"I believe I talked to them and saw them. I perhaps wouldn't believe it if it wasn't for 3 witnesses - my driver, my minister and my assistant," who were apparently in the apartment at the time, Ilyumzhinov said.

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