Ancient Aliens – Russia Declassified: A secret alliance hidden in plain sight. Joint space missions with undisclosed agendas. Have the United States and Russia been working together from the very beginning of the Space Race?
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Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010, on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment in a documentary style, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been widely criticized by historians, cosmologists, archaeologists and other scientific circles for presenting and promoting pseudoscience, pseudohistory and pseudoarcheology.
Ancient Aliens – Russia Declassified
The episode opens with a 2012 nuclear security summit held in Seoul in which Pres. Obama told Russian Pres. Dimitri Medvedev (then subbing in for Putin, who took the role of prime minister due to a constitutional limitation Putin later removed) that he needed “space.” Quite obviously it meant that Obama needed room to work, but Ancient Aliens asserts that it meant that Obama claimed all of outer space for the United States, apparently in violation of the treaties that govern the use of space.
Later that year, Medvedev made his infamous comments about having access to top secret information “entirely devoted to the visitors to our planet.” This was apparently intended as a joke, but the ancient astronaut theorists, particularly newly minted Russophile Richard Dolan, take it as serious confession that multiple species of aliens are in contact with the Russian government. The show then asserts that the Russians and the Americans had a “secret relationship” to work together on UFO and alien issues.
This is rather surprising considering that declassified U.S. documents show that the American government planted fake UFO stories in the media to fool the Russians, and the Russians apparently did the same for the Americans. As a result, this “cooperation” seems to be entirely at odds with the documentary record.