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Russia Investigating Whether or Not Regional President Gave State Secrets to Aliens

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Russian regional president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claims he was abducted by aliens. Now, a Russian MP has asked President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate his claims to make sure he didn't give any state secrets to the space visitors.

MP Andre Lebedev is not just asking whether Mr Ilyumzhinov is fit to govern.

He is also concerned that, if he was abducted, he may have revealed details about his job and state secrets.

The MP has written a letter to Mr Medvedev raising a list of his concerns.

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.

Ho-kay! Apparently, Ilyumzhinov is the president of the World Chess Federation, spending millions of dollars to turn his republic into the center of the chess world. Also, it turns out, he is crazy. But hey, if the government is investigating it seriously, who's the crazy one? HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE MAD?! [Slashdot via Make]