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March, 1968. We see the edge of an alleged Ural forest. The "saucer" seems to have crashed right on the edge of a forest and a clearing.
We see two cars and many soldiers with their Kalashnikov held like balalaikas but we can't understand what they are doing.
This absurdity was noted in UpDates (15 Sep 1998): "The guards seem to be located in a rather unorganized manner, and pointing their guns almost in any direction..., and even pointing at the apparently higher officers inspecting the object. The guards should preferably be located at some distance from the object, and also pointing their armed guns in a direction away from the inspectors and investigators..."
It is known that the winter in Ural is very cold. The cars we see are in summer version, without hood or canvas cover. Why? Because, for the film-hoax, it was necessary to show soldiers sitting in these cars. In reality, and especially in the Army, it is not possible.
...one of the biggest inconsistencies is the question of military uniform. In the film shot in March 1969, soldiers are in the uniform introduced in the Soviet Army four months later, in July (Order of the Soviet Defense Minister N 191 from 26th of July 1969 about new models of uniform in the Soviet Army). One can understand that this uniform was not available immediately, in one day, for everybody. Even in 1970 and in 1971 it was possible to see two different greatcoats at the same time: new, with buttons, and ancient, without buttons.
The soldiers must have the soldiers' belts with a belt-buckle like you see above, not the officers' belts without shining bucle. In Russia, every child knows that very well. However, in the "sensational genuine" footage, defended by the big expert from Tarzana, all the soldiers have the officers' belts. It's simply ridiculous for every Russian but the so-called expert from Tarzana doesn't know that it is a serious infringement of the service regulations and of the drill regulation.
Two soldiers wear the greatcoats without half-belts, this is striking because it is inadmissible in the army!
In the winter 1998, in Moscow appeared two young Americans from a TV Company (director and cameraman).
These Americans said that the purpose of their visit to Moscow was the shootings of several episodes for an advertising roller. This is how Olga Dolgaleva (Gorky Film Studio) was offered an "extra work". Olga knew her job, it was a matter of earning a little more money, and Olga agreed. Why not?
It may seem strange but nobody asked the Americans for what ad were they working? It was of no concern to the others. If it was necessary, it was necessary. Let us do not forget that the Americans were ready to pay for the work.
A small team was organized. Olga herself was the assistant of the director.
“That winter was especially cold, says Olga, even at the end of February. The Americans fussed, they wanted to do the job very fast. These boys from Massachusetts were not used to work a long time outdoors.
The Americans told Dolgaleva of an episode in a wood. It was necessary to choose a place for shooting near Moscow and to find soldiers for one crowd scene.
It was very easy. Moscow's filmmakers have their favorite places around the capital. For instance, in Alabino (near Moscow, 40 minutes by a suburban train) there are all conditions for work: beautiful nature, wood, fields. There are many people available for crowd scenes because of the presence of several military units located around Alabino.
Soldiers are very good for films: silent, obedient, and robust. In Alabino you can find tanks or even horses. If you want, of course.
Everything was arranged, the Americans paid an officer and one company of soldiers was ready to become deeply engaged in the search of ET. Olga says the Americans did not pay much, but she does not want to give precise sums. Olga says the Americans insisted very much that the soldiers should look like soldiers of Air-Defense in 1968. They asked the wardrobe master to choose all uniforms as it was in reality 30 years ago. However, the woman (the wardrobe master was a woman) found herself in a very difficult situation - there was nothing suitable within easy reach.
There was a problem even with trousers, and consequently some soldiers remained in camouflage under greatcoats. (As I noted above, Americans said that these episodes were necessary for an advertising roller. An advertising roller? If so, then everything is good. And a very serious error was commited just with greatcoats!) Literally, in several meters from the edge of a wood, the Americans placed one disk made from foam plastic. It was windy, the light disk was falling back...
Olga Dolgaleva was really shocked when she sow in the newspaper one photo from film with the comment about the involvement of the KGB in the story with the disk made from foam plastic.
This story was published in the well-known newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets-Ural, (11.5.1998 - 11.12.1998).