You don’t normally think of Russian government officials having a keen sense of humor, but this video interview of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talking about the top secret files his country keeps on alien visitors might just change your opinion on this topic.
I love that you can hear the laughter off screen, and that the interviewer finally loses it near the end, but Medvedev never breaks, even when he refers to Men in Black as a classified government documentary. Hey, if Jaden Smith can ask President Obama if aliens are real, why can’t a Russian politician discuss the topic when he thinks the cameras have been turned off?
That’s apparently what happened in this instance. Medvedev was doing an interview with five different Russian news outlets, and he stuck around after he thought filming had ceased to answer some less-than-official questions from the reporters. Things apparently got a little loose, and some of the videos have leaked out onto the internet.
Here’s what he had to say on the topic of extraterrestrials on Earth:
Along with the briefcase with nuclear codes, the president of the country is given a special ‘top secret’ folder. This folder in its entirety contains information about aliens who visited our planet.
Along with this, you are given a report of the absolutely secret special service that exercises control over aliens on the territory of our country … More detailed information on this topic you can get from a well-known movie called Men in Black… I will not tell you how many of them are among us because it may cause panic.
You have to admit that’s pretty funny, unless you believe that he’s hiding a little nugget of truth somewhere in there, camouflaged by a reference to a Will Smith franchise. Maybe he is, but I doubt it.
In addition to touching on alien visitations, Medvedev also said he believes in the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, called the secret police “jerks,” and took an underhanded jab at President Vladimir Putin’s lack of punctuality. Tell us what you really think, Dmitry.