9.12 – RUSSIA’S SECRET FILES (8.12.16)

SECRECY & SILENCE [13b]

Moscow, Russia. December 25, 1991. At 7:00p.m., Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev makes a national televised address to announce his resignation.

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (video footage): I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of President of the USSR.

Moments later, the Soviet flag is lowered from the Kremlin for the final time. One of the world’s two superpowers has fallen. From 1922 to 1991, Russia was under the restrictive regime of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which ruled over much of northern Asia and Eastern Europe. The Soviet government was known for its brutality, oppression and culture of absolute secrecy.

“It was very much a case of everything that happens within government stays within government, and the consequences were lethal. This was a closed, highly secretive society that kept secrets, not just, of course, from us in the West, but from its own people.”

Nick Pope (British Ministry of Defense, 1985-2006),
(Author, Open Skies, Closed Minds)

“One of the challenges of defending this vast landmass in Russia is that its borders are very insecure at all points. So, in order to conquer space, it has an obsession with national security. Secrecy has become imbedded within the political culture; and also, many people in Russia agree with the idea that most things should be kept a secret.”

Andrew Jenks, Ph.D. (Prof. of History, CSU Long Beach)

When the Soviet Union was dissolved, so too was its main security agency – the KGB. The top-secret KGB files were suddenly vulnerable, with many in the hands of former agents, ready to sell them to the highest bidders. Thousands more were smuggled out by Vasiliy Mitrokhin, who worked in the KGB’s foreign intelligence archive from 1972 to 1984. The documents that have been leaked include KGB information on secret Russian weapons caches, Russian spies, and even UFO reports.

“The Soviet Union had a large number of UFO encounters. Western researchers had really no knowledge of what was going on behind the Iron Curtain. We now know that there were thousands and thousands of Soviet UFO cases that were taking place during that time. A number of records did indeed come out and we now have access to them.”

Richard Dolan
(Author, UFOs & the National Security State)

Could the definitive evidence of extraterrestrial contact lie hidden within the secret KGB files that are just now coming to light? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest recent findings reveal the Soviets were not only covering up modern UFO reports, but also proof that aliens visited Earth in the distant past.

Leningrad, Russia. December 1, 1934. Sergei Kirov, a Communist party leader and rival to fellow party leader Joseph Stalin, is murdered. The assassination marks the beginning of the darkest period in the history of the Soviet Union: The Great Purges. With Kirov gone, Stalin’s power grew, and he unleashed a widespread campaign of ruthless political persecution meant to weed out dissenters…and consolidate his absolute authority. Among the millions who were arrested and interrogated during this period was respected Russian scientist and philosopher Dr. Genrikh Ludvig.

“An incredible human being. This was a person who could speak 20 ancient and modern languages. He had incredible encyclopedic knowledge.”

– Paul Stonehill (Author, UFO Case Files of Russia),
(Russia’s Roswell Incident),
(Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia)

Dr. Ludvig was accused of being a spy for the Vatican and spent decades in one of Stalin’s brutal Gulag labor camps. But in 2011, 38 years after his death, an article in the Russian newspaper Sovershenno Sekretno, or Top Secret, revealed the true purpose of Ludvig’s work at the Vatican, and possibly also for his arrest.

“The reason he was accused of being a spy for the Vatican is because in 1920s, as a young student of architecture, he visited the Vatican, where he was given access to the secret library. In that library, he found manuscripts that describe extraterrestrial civilizations and more. Dr. Genrikh Ludvig discovered a number of manuscripts suggesting that there had been historic extraterrestrial contact with ancient civilizations in Egypt, Israel, and Mesopotamia. These manuscripts that talked, for example, about the pyramids and described them as energy machines.”

– Paul Stonehill (Author, UFO Case Files of Russia),
(Russia’s Roswell Incident),
(Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia)

“When he went back to the Soviet Union, they treated him very poorly when, in fact, he was perhaps, the greatest of all the early researchers into the whole concept of Ancient Aliens coming to our planet.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Might Dr. Ludvig have really discovered ancient manuscripts within the Vatican that describe extraterrestrials visiting Earth? Did the Russian government accuse him of espionage in an attempt to suppress his controversial findings? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and claim Ludwig was not the only one silenced by the Soviet government for his research. When Vladimir Lenin seized power in 1917, he established the first state to seek the elimination of religion. The communist regime also actively suppressed a philosophy that had become widespread throughout Russia in the early 20th-century: Cosmism.

“There is a Russian tradition, beginning in the late 1800s, called ‘Cosmism.’ The cosmists began with a philosopher, a guy named Nikolai Fyodorov, in the 1870s and 1880s, who inspired the father of Soviet rocketry, who actually designed the rockets that put the first man into space. They believed that human civilization actually had origins in outer space and that it was our destiny, as human beings, to move back into space; we would go back into the ‘cradle of civilization.’ So, this idea was imbedded within Russian culture.”

Andrew Jenks, Ph.D. (Prof. of History, CSU Long Beach)

Both Lenin and his successor, Joseph Stalin, saw to it that talk of Cosmism and humanity’s alien origins was silenced. But these ideas would emerge again in 1961, when the Soviet Union successfully launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into orbit, and beat the United States at sending the first man to space. Many Russians saw this accomplishment as a fulfillment of man’s destiny to return to the stars.

“With the successes of the Soviet space program, Sputnik in 1957, the first man in space…simultaneously this kind of kick-started, or created anew an interest in investigating alien origins of human civilizations. And after Joseph Stalin died, many of those individuals that were exploring the idea of ancient paleo-contacts with aliens, were allowed to voice their opinions publicly.”

Andrew Jenks, Ph.D. (Prof. of History, CSU Long Beach)

In 1961, Russian physicist and mathematician Matest Agrest published a controversial paper proposing that extraterrestrials had visited Earth’s ancient civilizations. Similar theories were also offered by author Alexander Kasantsev and astronomer Iosif Shklovskii. But while these researchers did not suffer the same persecution as those that came before them, they claimed that the Soviet government worked to suppress their theories.

“The idea that there were Soviet astronomers who were seriously studying these topics and ideas leads me to think that we’re the ones who are on to something. And we are now able to access information that for so many years has remained censored.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is it possible that the truth about extraterrestrial contact was hidden behind the Iron Curtain of the former Soviet Union? Perhaps further clues can be found by examining a mysterious site that may hold proof of ancient extraterrestrial visitation.

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