I am re-posting this American Kabuki blog because when I first saw it I thought it to be merely a joke, indeed it is meant to be taken as merely a joke.
Yes, politicians have a sense of humor!
Then I considered the double meaning…
Medvedev jokes about extraterrestrials on Earth
“While it can be claimed that Medvedev was giving a playful response to an off-beat reporter question, the full context of his off-air remarks suggest he was being candid on a range of topics, including extraterrestrial life. Plausible deniability certainly comes to mind when trying to analyze Medvedev’s frank off-air comments. This raises the intriguing possibility that Medvedev’s comments were orchestrated with prior approval to reveal facts to the Russian public that authorities are not yet able to officially announce to the world – extraterrestrials live among us.