In December 2012, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s Prime Minister, was asked by a reporter about any “secret alien” files known to him. He responded in part that when he had been Russian President, he was given a “top secret” folder. “This folder in its entirety contains information about aliens who visited our planet,” Medvedev stated, then went on to say, “More detailed information on this topic you can get from a well-known movie called ‘Men In Black’.” 
An English-subtitled video of this Medvedev-recommended Russian “Men In Black” movie is (hopefully) embedded at top.
Areas of what is loosely called “fringe science” are more open to investigation in Russia than in the more narrow “permitted science” in the United States. Circa 1970, Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder investigated Russian parapsychological research. Their book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, was re-published in 1997. “In this radical revision of their 1970 investigation of Russian parapsychological research, the authors present six new chapters of post-Cold War activities. They offer evidence indicating that the Russians have been successful in harnessing psychic energy and show how Russian scientists advised Pentagon officials on controlling the thoughts of David Koresh during the 1993 Waco, Texas standoff.” 
The Russian Cosmists are NOT Communists. (Believe it or not, some readers will see “Cosmists” and think it means “Communists.”) Author George M. Young, skeptical on the subject, defines Russian Cosmism as “a highly controversial and oxymoronic blend of activist speculation, futuristic traditionalism, religious science, exoteric esotericism, utopian pragmatism, idealistic materialism—higher magic partnered to higher mathematics.” Cosmism is BIG right now in Russia.  That helps explain some seemingly off-the-cuff remarks made by Dmitry Medvedev, such as his recommendation of a Russian “Men In Black” documentary.
Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (1829 – 1903) is the founding father of Russian Cosmism. Called the Moskovskii Sokrat (Moscow Socrates), Nikolai Fyodorovich connects with Russian authors Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conjectured secret plan began with resuscitations. Sometimes “dead” persons are resuscitated. It is presumed the reader knows already about such cases, where persons declared clinically dead are successfully revived and describe meeting “beings of light” and such things. But Russian Cosmists in the late 19th century took this a step further: “Why not go from resuscitation to resurrection?”, they asked. “Nay, why not resurrect even our oldest ancestors?” 
“But what do you do with all those people once you have resurrected them?” wondered the Russian Cosmists. That was where encouragement of space exploration entered the picture. On other planets, the resurrected ancestors could find new homes. Their bodies could be “re-engineered” so they could easily live in forbidding extra-planetary conditions. 
While the resurrection of the ancestors and their colonizing of other planets is going on, meanwhile on Earth all nations are to become one. The Cosmists are to varying degrees anti-Western. “To the Cosmists, the intellectual culture of the West is isolative, individualistic, arrogant, divisive, uncentered, and self-destructive.” This means, of course, that the West cannot be allowed to rule once the nations put aside their differences. Instead, a benevolent Tsar will preside on Earth. Because spiritual growth must occur hand-in-glove with technical resurrection progress, a Tsar is the best choice for world leader. The Tsar embodies both the State and the Russian Orthodox Church, and hence is a “pontiff” (bridge) between the two. Christianity, with its theme of resurrection, fits in very well with Cosmist thought. But the true Christianity is now in Russia, the “Third Rome”, after the Popes had distorted the original teachings and the Byzantine Greeks had also corrupted it. 
So you can see what we in the West are up against. These Russians see things differently than we do. They have a unique paradigm, caused partly by their language (language influences thought), their history, and the immensity of their land (which causes them to “think big”). Against the Russian perspective, the West offers what? Gay marriage, fiat dollars, and the death of God? No wonder the Russians are not rolling out the welcome mat! Study of the Russian Cosmists and their ideas provides a major clue about how neither side in the current tensions between the West and Russia speaks anything like the same language.
——- Sources ——-
 “Dmitry Medvedev muses on aliens and Vladimir Putin’s lateness”, Telegraph (U.K.), December 8, 2012.
 Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, by Sheila Ostrander & Lynn Schroeder. Description at goodreads.com
 The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers, by George M. Young. Kindle e-book edition.
 “Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov”, Wikipedia, December 28, 2014.