Russian Governor and Businessman, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Abduction 1997 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Governor of the Russian republic of Kalmykia, is a very well known political figure. He is a multimillionaire businessman, a budhist leader, and head of the World Chess Federation. He does not fit the description of usual alien abductees.However, Ilyumzhinov claims he was abducted by aliens at his apartment home in Moscow on September 18, 1997. He described the aliens as looking similar to human beings wearing yellow space suits. He claims that an alien spaceship, which looked like a “semi-transparent half tube” landed on his apartment balcony and took him on the ship to a star, where he was given a yellow spacesuit to match them. Ilyumzhinov explained that he spoke to the aliens telepathically as they communicated their desire to prove to him the reality of their existence. He claims that the aliens told him that they are not ready to show themselves to the rest of the world yet.
Investigation and Press Andrei Lebedev, a State Duma deputy, was the reporter on the case and wrote to the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev asking him to launch an investigation fearing the details of the conversation between the Russian leader and the aliens. The Russian parliament fears that Ilyumzhinov might have leaked secret information and they are uneasy about the abduction and what communication was exchanged.
Kirsan Ilyumzhino was interviewed with the popular Russian TV host, Vladimir Pozner. He told Pozner that the aliens are just regular people like humans. He also claimed that there were three witnesses in the apartment the evening of the abduction: his driver, his minister, and his assistant.
Ilyumzhino has gained international coverage. His story was covered by news such as ABC news, BBC News and the Guardian.
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