May 20 2001; Russian flying
saucer project revealed.
Full Story, other Russian reports.
here for information on Nikola Tesla and the Tunguska explosion of
||THE UFO PHENOMENON IN
RUSSIA AND COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES -
June 2001 update.
Thanks very much to Paul Stonehill
Russian Ufology Research Center
Author of The Soviet UFO Files (1988)
My main purpose in presenting the below-mentioned individuals is to
introduce ufologists who reside in the West and the Orient to the new
breed of UFO researchers in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and other states
in Eastern Europe.
To learn more about RUFORS and modern Ufology in Russia, contact Nick
There is a page in English, and Nick speaks English, too. The RUFORS
Round Table facilitates exchange of anomalous phenomena and UFO
information between active Russian, Ukrainian, and other researchers.
Ask Nick how you could join this excellent meeting place of UFO
Below are a few
interesting points which Paul Stonehill has raised in relation to some
of Russia's most famous UFO incidents.
AIRPORT, SOUTHERN SIBERIA
2001: Pilots of planes trying to land and about to take off
from the Barnaul airport reported seeing a UFO. The lighted object stayed for
an hour-and-a-half before disappearing as suddenly as it had arrived. The airport in southern Siberia was shut down
for an hour and a half when an unidentified flying object (UFO) was
detected hovering above its runway.
Mr. Eduard Gozhin, a UFO researcher from Siberia, has stated in a letter
to the RUFORS Round Table that a book published in Tomsk
(Russia), provides an adequate explanation.
The title of that book is 'Monitoring Atmosferi Sibirskogo Regiona', and
it contains a chapter regarding the January sighting.
Although Mr. Gozhin does not possess the book, he was able to summarize
the explanation contained therein. The UFO is but an electromagnetic
"clot" in the atmosphere. There is a laboratory, dedicated to
research of similar phenomena. Such phenomena (systems, per Mr. Gozhin)
are caused by human activities - an interference with ecological
equilibrium in nature. Basically, Mr. Gozhin wanted to indicate that
Russian scientists study such "UFOs", and the latter have
results in their work.
Hence, he is of the opinion that the Barnaul Object is no UFO, but a
phenomenon created on Earth. Click
here for more on Barnaul and Russian Ufology.
December 29, 1986: Dalnegorsk,
Height 611, Siberia. A few miles from Vladivostok, the home of the
Russian Fleet, a military area known only by its height of 611 was the
scene of what many have branded the 'Russian Roswell.' Witnesses saw a
strange object flying toward the facility when it appeared to explode.
The country-side in the surrounding area of Eastern Siberia was strewn
with debris but strangely there was no sign of fire. Searchers found
many samples of strange alloys which had constituted the doomed flying
saucer. Tests on the debris revealed astonishing, and unearthly alloys.
Russian newspaper Komsomol'skaya Pravda in its December 1, 2000
issue, published an article about the Dalnegorsk case (NLO svili
v Primorje gnezdo). I find this very interesting: in the early 1990s,
according to the newspaper, Russian generals from the anti-aircraft
forces became concerned about the UFO activity in the area, and
contacted local UFO researchers. An exchange of information ensued.
It is newsworthy when a major Russian newspaper mentions such fact (the
author actually quoted Valery Dvuzhilni, the chief investigator of the
Height 611 UFO crash).
A very interesting discovery related to the Height 611 case was made by
a Russian scientist who resides in the United States. His name is
Click for more
on Height 611and Russian Ufology
DR. VLADIMIR V. RUBTSOV'S FATE ARTICLE
The article was published in May 2001 issue of FATE Magazine. It is
titled "The Unknown Tunguska: What We Know And What We Do Not Know
About The Great Explosion Of 1908".
Once again, Dr. Rubtsov has demonstrated his analytical abilities, and
his wealth of knowledge of Soviet and the post-Soviet paranormal scene.
I am glad that FATE decided to publish his work, and hope that he is not
the last Ukrainian/Russian researcher of such standing to be published
in that magazine.
I wish that English-speaking researchers would read some of his other
wonderful publications heretofore available only in Russian. Such
articles as the one in FATE promote cooperation across borders and
Years ago Dr. Haines and Dr. Rubtsov created a Federation (The joint
American-Soviet Aerial Anomaly Federation) to promote joint
Soviet-American UFO research. I still keep some of their publications,
and cherish them. Dr. Rubtsov's books are among publications in the
library of the Russian Ufology Research Center. My book "The Soviet
UFO Files" (Philip Mantle has my gratitude, for without him
the book would not have been possible) was a brief introduction to the
history of Soviet ufology; but I am glad I was able to mention the two
scientists and UFO researchers.
For greater insight into the heretofore-unsolved Tunguska mystery, click
here to read Dr. Rubtsov's article.
here for information on Nikola Tessla
Michael Gershtein is one of the most knowledgeable contemporary Russian
ufologists. Those who want to reach him through the Internet need only
look at the website listed below, or write to his email address. Michael
Gershtein is fluent in English.
Basically, he is a well-known researcher, journalist, and writer. I
value his opinion about "The Soviet UFO Files", and am encouraged in my
further writing endeavors. He has helped me to get an accurate picture
on such controversial cases as the Ordzhenikidze 1983, etc.
I do not always agree with him on every single case, but do recommend
his intellectual savvy and sheer and immense knowledge and clear grasp
of Russia's UFO realities to such prominent researchers as Dr. Haines,
George Knapp, and all others who are interested in Russian, East
European, and Asian UFO developments.
Michael Gershtein is also quite up-to-date on Western UFO research and
I recently learned that Sergey Korolyov's daughter is seeking a
publisher for her book about the life of her famous father. For those
who do not know, Sergey Korolyov was one of the founders of Moscow Group
for the Study of Reactive Motion and participated in the Soviet Union's
first launch of a liquid-propellant rocket in 1933.
The man was the most famous Soviet rocket designer and pioneer of
cosmonautics, for years he was known only by his code name "Chief
He was the source of the Soviet successes with the first artificial
satellite of the Earth Sputnik-1, and the first man in space Yuri
In January of 1999, I compiled and published a few UFO-related episodes
of his life. Hopefully, his daughter will reveal more, if there is
anything to reveal.
An English translation of her book would be most welcome. Just like the
translation of another prominent Soviet scientist's (Professor Burdakov)
books; Professor Burdakov knew the "Chief Designer"
personally, and has
much to say about Soviet UFO phenomena history.
I mention some of his ideas in my book (we corresponded years ago); but
Western researchers deserve to read more of this great scientist's
My piece can be found here:
What are we dealing with? What is the meaning of the double spirals in
nature, history, biology, etc.?
I have been researching the meaning of double spirals and ancient
astronaut hypothesis-ever since I read a fascinating book published in
the USSR; its author is Mr. Nikitin, a
scientist, and a writer. I wish the book would be translated and
available to others (its title is Kostri na beregah, 1984, Moscow). I
mention it briefly in "The Soviet UFO Files".
Ancient Minoan coins carried depictions of the same double spirals Mr.
Nikitin observed in the Kola Peninsula (the "labyrinths").
In the USSR, it was Ivan Yefremov, a great writer and scientist, who
aroused interest of multitudes with his description of Minoan Crete, and
other ancient sites. His book Tais of Athens also carried mention of
ancient and lost scientific devices (in Asia).
Here is more about the double spirals:
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick, a British biophysicist and Nobel
laureate, contributed to the determination of the structure of the
nucleic acid known as DNA. He studied the structure of the
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule by X-ray diffraction techniques and
discovered that the molecule appeared to have a double spiral structure.
Now, look here (this is from Scotland, an ancient stone monument, from
about the same period I discussed in my small serialized
Russian-language book about ancient astronaut hypothesis; somewhere
around 3000 and 2500 BC):
This is also of great interest:
Spatio-temporal Patterns in Liquid Crystals.
These beautiful pictures show cooperative phenomena exhibited by a
nonlinear system out of equilibrium. Because liquid crystals
"self-organize", they effectively solve many coupled,
nonlinearintegro-differential equations faster than we can compute them.
Finally, there is this scientist of note in Japan who authored:
Double Spiral Energy Surface in One-Dimensional Quantum
Mechanics of Generalized Point like Potentials.
Mr. Nikitin is a wonderful Russian source. Others have conducted similar
research; recently there have been expeditions to the forbidden Northern
areas of Russia. Philip Mantle and I discuss this in our new book.
Also, an ancient mysterious Ukrainian culture, a contemporary of Minoan
Crete, had similar motifs on its pottery.
More about this ancient culture of my native land can be found here:
There are several organizations and researchers of note in Ukraine. Dr.
Rubtsov of the RIAP is mentioned above. His website is:
Another researcher is Kratokhvil Valeriy Yosipovich, an expert in the
field of extraterrestrial civilizations, author of the book "We are
extraterrestrials", as well as other books, and member of a UFO
group. I had described him in my book "The Soviet UFO Files",
to his findings about Chernobyl, and other cases.
Valeriy Yosipovich Kratokhvil was born in 1942. He has researched
alien/ET phenomena since 1966. Author of the following books:
'Clairvoyance: From Magician Of Ancient Times To NASA Space Programme'
(Kyiv, 1991), 'Rejuvenating Prescription' (Kyiv, 1992), 'Secrets
Long Duty' (Minsk, 1992), 'UFO - Visitors From Future' (Minsk,
'UFO-Machine Of Time' (Kyiv, 1993). That's how Ukrainian
title his books in English. Since 1972, he is also a member of UFO
I was also glad to find out that in Ukraine, space research scientists
and UFO researchers like Mr. Kratochvil routinely meet to discuss issues
of interest to both parties. Read the URL below for additional
RUSSIAN AIR FORCE AND UFOS
An interesting news item is found at this website:
I recall that Tiksi is located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutiya). The
whole area of the republic is located in the high latitudes. Over 40% of
the territory lies within the Arctic
Circle. Sakha borders the Laptev Sea and the East-Siberian Sea of the
Arctic Ocean to the north.
In the KGB UFO files, released in 1991 to Pavel Popovich, there is a
report about about a UFO sighting in the area of Tiksi.
is awash with anomalous phenomena; some information was presented in The
Soviet UFO Files and there is more in our new book. Yakutiya will some
day host international research expeditions.
U.S. NAVY AND SOVIET UFO CASES
I think all researchers will find this site to be of interest. I did,
several years ago, and do strongly recommend it. Several interesting
Soviet UFO publications are listed.
Another one of my articles is listed at this website:
I am glad that the United States Navy is also interested in anomalous
phenomena, and that the Naval Postgraduate School's library uses me as a
source. I hope that someday we, civilian UFO researchers, would become
informed about Naval research of the unidentified underwater objects. I
am sure there is wealth of information in store for us but for now such
information and data remain classified in the States, Russia, U.K. and
other world navies.
SOVIET INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT ISSUES
I found a curious mention of the Soviet Institute for Management Issues.
Apparently, UFO ("flying saucer") phenomenon was one of their
This was revealed in an interview, reprinted in a Russian-American
newspaper. The person who was interviewed was one of the officials at
the Institute. This is the first mention of this Institute and Soviet
UFOs I'd ever seen.
RUSSIAN SOURCES AND UKRAINIAN SOURCES
There is a great publication, available in English, too, from Russia.
You can also send your inquiries there.
A noted Russian ufologist, Yuri Smirnov, publisher of Chetvortoye
Izmereniye i NLO newspapere can be found on this site. He is capable of
responding to English-language inquiries:
In my native Ukraine, one of the best sources is Dr. Rubtsov. You can
email him at:
He recently published a critique to Platov/Sokolov
Soviet ufology. ("History of State-Directed UFO Research in the
Dr. Yuliy Platov and Colonel (ret.) Boris Sokolov).
For those who seek reliable English-language research from the former
Soviet Union, besides people I have mentioned previously, I would like
to add Mr. Anatoly Kutovoj's name. He is fluent in English, resides in
Lithuania; has extensive contacts throughout
Russia and Byelorussia. I have followed his research endeavors, and am
impressed. It is because of people like him, as well as Messers
Subbotin, Gershtein, Rubtsov, and Chernobrov that post-Soviet ufology is
To reach Vadim Chernobrov and his MAI- Kosmopoisk Group, use this email
Vadim Chernobrov is a seasoned, experienced field researcher. More about
him in "The
Soviet UFO Files" and the new book about UFO research in
written by Philip Mantle and myself.
Here is how you can reach Mr. Kutovoj, (and at the same time check out
Nick Subbotin's research):
Mr. Kutovoy has an extensive collection of materials about Felix Zigel,
who is considered to be the Father of Soviet ufology.
My and Philip Mantle's new book will look at Felix Zigel's achievements,
and explore little known facts of his biography.
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