Russia is riding a new wave of UFO interest after claims the former superpower has had alien insight for decades.

Among recent reports in Russian media is a tale that a UFO crashed in Mother Russia in the Soviet heartland in 1969 and was recovered by Russian military.

Thevoiceofrussia.com reports that an alien found with the foreign ship was given an autopsy.

The landing and autopsy was filmed, the website reports.

A new alien story has emerged from Russia, sparking speculation the former superpower may have inside information. Photo: Youtube

"According to Pravda, the KGB has allegedly had a special unit designed to gather and monitor all pieces of information regarding mystical and unexplained phenomena reported inside and outside the Soviet Union," Voice of Russia reports.

The Huffington Post compares the reported alien landing at Sverdlovsk in 1969 to that in Roswell in 1947.

Both were claimed to have happened near military installations and both have long captivated a curious public.

While making clear that "serious" UFO experts doubt the veracity of the Russian alien claims, the HuffPo asks a serious question.

"If, indeed, this was all a staged hoax, why would The Voice of Russia - which currently broadcasts to 109 million listeners in 160 countries and is considered one of the top five radio broadcasters in the world - suddenly circulate this story again now?"


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