A thorough investigation.
Valery Novikov, editor-in-chief of the "Kabansk-info" news website, received the video by email on april 13* (or 12) and thought that it might show the body of an infant. He notified the Kabansk** police (MVD).
The MVD announces the results of its investigation on the 19.
Sergei Zvezdin, Kabansky district chief of police :
We identified and detained the two residents of the Kamensk settlement who created the doll.
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of the Republic of Buryatia :
Experts seized an unidentified body, and conducted a thorough investigation. The fake alien was kept at home, The results of the examination revealed that it is made of plasticine, dough and covered with chicken skin. It has dried up considerably and lost weight.
A picture of the seized dummy is provided.
** Kabansk is the Kabansky district administrative center, Republic of Buryatia, Russia. Kamensk, where the video was shot, is 15 km away.
Timur Hilal and Kirill Vlasov.
The makers of the video are Timur Hilal, 18, and Kirill Vlasov, 19.
Timur Hilal
Kirill Vlasov
How the police came to this conclusion is a mystery since neither one is seen or heard in the video.
Ivan Baturin and Artem Fedotov.
The next day (20), the real makers of the video are questioned before a camera.
Ivan Baturin admits staging the hoax.
He surrendered the fake alien to the police.
Artem Fedotov, the man in the video.
What you need to know.
The revised story is presented on the NTV network on april 24. The matter of the initial false identification is omitted even though the report uses part of the interview chief Zvezdin gave when Hilal and Vlasov were still officially declared the pranksters.
Igor Milovich.
A third man claimed to have been involved (reported on the 19) :
Igor Milovich, one of the men who discovered the remains, believes that a special unit of the Russian army, which conceals from the general public the facts of contacts with extraterrestrial beings, made a mistake and forgot the body in the woods. "It's strange that there's no sign of the spaceship."
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of the Republic of Buryatia (april 19):
Short clips from the Ivan Baturin interview are also shown to make clear that everything has been satisfactorily explained.
A young russian puts the video on youtube on the 14. A copy posted on another account on the 17 surpasses a half-million views within a day. Media begin to pay attention.
* The Kabansk-info website went offline in sept 2012. This is a copy of the page. (