the political and social changes that took
effect in Russia in 1991, an era of openness
radically changed Russian Society. Amongst many
of the changes that took place, some previously
classified evidence (documents/video recordings
etc.) regarding UFOs became available. The
following reports are based on documented
information included in this evidence.
On 20th October 1982, an Illuyshin-62
Airliner flying from Moscow to Magadan on the Siberian coast
made an unscheduled stop at Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan due
to poor weather conditions. As the plane prepared to land,
the crew noticed a shining object which was flying at
parallel headings at varying speeds and heights.
Captain Vasilievyh, the pilot, and the crew observed the
object for 12 minutes although it did not appear on radar -
either on the aircraft or at Air Traffic Control. Vasilieyh
reported that the object flashed light at 10 second
Some eight minutes after the aircraft had landed, an air
traffic controller observed a similar object due north and
exactly along the projection of the runway. On this occasion
he saw six bursts of light in three minutes, which were
pink-red in colour. When the aircraft was examined it was
found to have serious engine damage and mysterious equipment
On 17th October 1983 at 6 a.m. Colonel
Skrypnik (Communist Party Duty Officer) observed a UFO that
was "sporadically moving, changing its altitude and
brightness, and periodically emitting a beam of light
downwards". This event took place at an installation which
is "still-classified". The colonel described the UFO as
round with a bright halo around it and a darker centre; it
was moving randomly with no definite direction. Other
observers stated that they saw periodic beams of light
directed towards the Earth and as its closest point to the
ground the UFO was seen to be the shape of a polyhedron with
a shining halo around it.
The UFO was visually "fixed" at Kursk with the use of a
geodetic level and was determined to be at an angle of 30 to
50 degrees above the horizon. All observers were absolutely
sure that the object was not a star - it was visible after
the sun had risen and the object was observed from several
cities. By utilizing cross-triangulation it was calculated
that the UFO was hovering over the city of Voronezh. This
case is very similar in some respects to the events at
Rendlesham Forest (Top Secretet
Military base) - which is covered in some detail on this
The city of Voronezh has
experienced a number of UFO events - in 1989 a group of
school children claimed to have seen a UFO land in a city
park. click on picture for
At 10-35 p.m. on 23rd May 1985 the 27th Bomber Regiment were
making a scheduled flight over Khabarovsk when air crew became
aware of a UFO in the vicinity of the airfield. The object was
pale orange in colour and was moving from west to east at
approximately 400 M.P.H. at an altitude of 2-3 kilometers. It
had a halo-like glow around it and there was no noise associated
with it. No evidence was captured on radar and it was reported
that there were no adverse effects on personnel, hardware or the
At 00-40a.m. on 24th May 1985 an ellipsoid UFO was observed
over the Litovoko bombing range by Major V.V. Kudriavstev
(Senior Navigator Programmer) and Senior Lt. V.V. Maltsev
(Meteorological Section Engineer). The object was emitting light
beams upwards and downwards - of a dull light colour. The
intensity of the lower beam was much greater than the upper one
and the object was traveling at great height and speed.
At 8-30 p.m. 3rd November 1985 two
civilian men were hunting when they saw an object moving at
high speed from north to south at an altitude higher than
that of an aero plane. The object was somewhat larger than a
star and had a searchlight beam leaving it at an angle of
5-10 degrees. Because the weather was clear the UFO was
highly visible and the men stated:
"The light beam covered about a quarter to a fifth of the
distance from the object to the ground. The beam did not hit
the ground but scattered ".
When the UFO approached closer, the motor on the men's
boat suddenly stopped working and, despite the fact that
they managed to get it started again, it again stopped. The
ignition coil sockets were glowing. After the UFO flew south
in the direction of Vladivostok, the men noticed that it
travelled at the same speed and direction as a passing
satellite. They noticed that eventually the searchlight beam
turned off and the UFO disappeared.
On 12th November 1985 Hasan Kayumovich
Rakhimov was on guard duty at a military base known as "Post
Seven" when he observed a "a ball of yellow-blue colour"
appear. The object was about 35 metres from where he stood
and about 12 metres above the ground - it moved in "hops"
across the base and after making three or four hops of about
75 metres it disappeared.
On 14th December 1987 an airliner was en
route from Volograd to Tbsili (Georgia) when the crew
observed a flying object on a head-on course - the object
resembled an aircraft with retracted landing lamps burning.
The UFO was also observed by the crew of another airliner at
11-20 p.m. - they reported that it was followed by 2a fire
train scattering sparks". Other witnesses reported seeing
the object from the ground, describing it as " an object
which was trailing a tail of fire". However, there was no
evidence of a crash, no debris was found.
1987-88 KGB documents state that there was a number of UFO
sightings reported over the Kamchatka peninsula in the far
eastern corner of the Russian Federation. Personnel at the Kura
Missile Range regularly reported sightings of "ball-shaped" UFOs
and Senior Lt. Vasilevski and Private Kolosov of Telemetry
Instrumentation Site Three witnessed a spectacular UFO described
"Slowly climbing lights changing their colour from red to
The duration of these sightings was 30 seconds to 3 minutes
and they were reported from three different locations at the
UFOs were also spotted by officers at the top of Lyzyk
mountain which is close by the missile site.
In mid-December 1997, a warrant officer and two privates
observed an orange ball of light moving from the north to the
south and the same, or very similar objects, were seen on two
other occasions during the same month and at intervals over the
next year. All these sightings were unconnected with missile
launches. (click on picture for larger
On the night of 9-10th September 1988, a "silver-balled"
shaped UFO was observed near the Kura Missile Range.
Witnesses described the object being the same size as the
Moon and emitting a cone-shaped beam. This UFO was seen
shortly before a scheduled missile launch.
the night of the 5th-6th May 1988, a Lt. Colonel Kornienko
reported a close encounter with a UFO over the industrial town
of Khabarovsk in south-east Russia. He stated: "Between 01.20
and 01.26 I sighted a strangely behaving object in the
north-eastern part of the sky at a fairly large distance from
where I was standing. The object, the shape of a cigar or an
ellipsoid, was flying fast in a vertical attitude. Sectors of
light - I cannot call them beams - were leaving the bottom part
of the object".
The industrial town of Khabarovsk -
location of a UFO incident on the night of 5/6th May 1988
On 3rd February 1995, Privates Schepin and
Zhabanov of the Russian Army were guarding a fuel depot near
Guzev in the Burg region, when they observed a green-blue
coloured luminous dot, flying close to the ground for
several minutes. In the official report, Zhabanov stated:
"I heard a faint click…… I felt a bright light above me ……
it was a luminous green dot with a tail like a comet ….. it
moved at about 20 metres above the ground ".
He further stated that the object appeared to separate into
two parts before disappearing. However, the object was also
reported by two other soldiers who had been on duty in
another part of the depot. One of these men, Warrant Officer
Yarosh, described seeing a ball of light fly over the depot
and added that similar events had taken place at the depot
in 1983 - events which his superior officers had been unable
In 1991, Alexandr Pavlov photographed this UFO over the banks of
the River Volga near the town of Tver in central Russia.
The Lubianka building in Moscow - Headquarters of the KGB.
Amongst the official documents that are amassed here are
previously classified UFO files .
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“The final conclusion of this high level commission is the
recognition that there probably is an Alien civilisation
present". Russian Military Commission investigating UFOs
(Over a period of 20 years)