Any UFO report from Russia, especially one about a crash or landing, must be viewed with suspicion. One of these cases is the "Secret KGB Files," which present a UFO crash in Russian, and subsequent recovery. The event, according to the reports, occurred in 1969 in the state of Sverdlovsky. The entire event was carried on America's TNT special, "The Secret UFO Files of the KGB." The show was hosted by former James Bond movie star Roger Moore. Compelling video and photographic evidence were shown to support the event.

Debris Taken to Secure Site:
Sverdlovsky was formerly Yekatrinburg under the old Soviet leadership. It is alleged that a UFO crashed, and was recovered by the Russian military. Video film is shown of the recovery, with close-ups of the UFO itself. There was one dead alien found in the craft. The remains of the alien and the UFO debris was taken to a secure Russian site, where the saucer was analyzed, and an autopsy was done on the small alien body.

Footage Appears Authentic:
The film has been scrutinized by American Ufologists, and for the most part, the film appears to be authentic for its time period. The truck that carried troops to the UFO is a circa 1950s model ZIS151, which was, at one time used by the Russian army. Though it would have been difficult to find a 50 year old truck in fairly decent condition, it is possible. The film also looks real as far as the Russian military uniforms go, and the general demeanor of the soldiers.

Alien Autopsy Film:

The television special also showed a number of documents that purportedly verify the "top secret" mission. Also, an eyewitness is presented that swears that the event did take place. Personally I thought that the autopsy looked faked because of the medical personnel not wearing caps and gowns, but I later learned that this was not uncommon for that time period in Russia. The room the autopsy was performed in looked authentic. Three men were working around the alien, or what was left of him, while a woman, identified as O.A. Pshonikina, is taking notes.

Realm of Folklore:
Again, documents are shown to support the autopsy, although there is no way to authentic the documents from a television show. If there was more cooperation between the U. S. and Russia, possibly the events portrayed in the TNT special could be verified, but until more information is received, the Russian crash of 1969 will stay in the realm of folklore.