Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the governor of Kalmykia, told a Russian TV program he was abducted by aliens who visited him in his apartment on September 18, 1997. Ilyumzhinov is also the former president of the World Chess Federation.
The aliens contacted the Governor telepathically.
Ilyumzhinov claims that the aliens did not make themselves known to the rest of the world because they were not ready, adding that he communicated with them telepathically because there was not enough oxygen on earth to support them.
The report adds that his driver, his minister and his assistant were all present when the aliens made contact and rumor is that Russian president Dmitry Medvedev wants to speak directly to Ilyumzhinov. Medvedev is concerned that Russian security secrets may have been given to the aliens.