The Straits Times
Published on Dec 09, 2012

Russian premier jokes about secret files on aliens


MOSCOW (AP) - Men In Black agents K and J may be about to recruit a new Russian assistant: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Mr Medvedev has spoken about top secret files on aliens that may have landed in Russia. In footage recorded on Friday after a television interview, the former president joked that each Russian leader gets two folders with information about extraterrestrials that visited our planet - and stayed here.

Unseen on camera footage, he is heard telling a Ren TV journalist he could not tell "how many of them are among us, because it may cause panic." He said more details could be found in Barry Sonnenfeld's Men In Black films.

During his 2008-2012 presidency, Mr Medvedev showed a sense of humour slightly more subtle than Mr Putin's sometimes brutal jokes.