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Vladimir Putin 'sights a Yeti family' in remote Siberian mountains

By The Siberian Times reporter
01 April 2016

Russian president discovers 'proof' that fabled creature exists while on short vacation in Kemerovo region.

The sighting is understood to have been confirmed by 63 year old President Putin's security detachment after they inspected the footprints. Picture: Kuzbass Pravda

Environmental rangers and hunters in remote mountain terrain  say the Kremlin leader 'personally witnessed' three Yetis while on a recent helicopter trip to a remote location famous for claimed sightings. 

'He and his entourage saw an adult male and female, and a smaller child Yeti, at a distance of about 150 metres,' said Dmitry Ivanov, a national park wildlife expert who was with the group. 

'At first the creatures stood and watched, then took big strides into the trees. Briefly, they reappeared as if curious about the presidential group, but then vanished again. The were covered in thick grey coloured hair and took giant steps, far bigger than a man.'

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Dmitry Medvedev

It is unknown if they were taken by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, a noted photographer, who was on the same trip. Pictures: Kremlin.ru

The sighting is understood to have been confirmed by 63 year old President Putin's security detachment after they inspected the footprints in the newly-fallen snow. Pictures of the creatures will be be released later on Friday April 1 by the Kremlin press service, it is understood. 

It is unknown if they were taken by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, a noted photographer, who was on the same trip, according to local newspaper reports in Kemerovo. 

The Yeti family sighting came on President Putin's latest wildlife visit to remote regions of Siberia. He was said to be 'awestruck' by the sighting. 

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The location of the sensational 'discovery' was some 32 kilometres from the Azass Cave, a place where Yeti-believers have previously said there were sightings. Pictures: The Siberian Times, TAA

Now scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science have been ordered to investigate the discovery, but the Russians will do everything to 'protect the Yeti in their natural habitat'. 

The president is well known for his exploits to protect Siberian wildlife - including tigers, leopards, polar bears and along with Pacific whales - but if the Yeti 'find' is confirmed this will be his most remarkable achievement yet. On one occasion in 2012 he flew in a hang glider over Arctic Siberia in an attempted to teach white cranes to fly south to migrate. 

Vladimir Putin and Siberian cranes

On one occasion in 2012 he flew in a hang glider over Arctic Siberia in an attempted to teach white cranes to fly south to migrate. Picture: Kremlin.ru

Yeti are also known as Big Foot or Abominable Snowmen.Sightings have been made in North America as well as Russia and other areas of Asia over many decades, but sceptics always dismissed the claims. The location of the sensational 'discovery' was some 32 kilometres from the Azass Cave, a place where Yeti-believers have previously said there were sightings. 

Igor Burtsev, Director of the International Centre of Hominology in Moscow, said: 'This is extraordinary news. Yeti-deniers will now have to eat their words. We previously found hair from the Yeti in the Azass Cave even if the Americans and British disputed out findings.' 

Comments (13)

I beleive these creatures are out there and would love to see a photo of what he saw since I too live in the frozen land! I am glad tha President Putin cares about protecting his wildlife and goes to such lengths.
Sherry Sandberg, Fairbanks, Alaska. USA
05/04/2018 03:26
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It would be good and beneficial to most people who are keen to see the actual pictures of 'Bigfoot' taken by the Russian entourage accompanying President Putin, as many still find the news or existence of bigfoot rather hazy !
Gordon Kwan, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
28/02/2018 09:54
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woow
Abizard Rizky, Bogor, INA
29/11/2016 15:22
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'Even if the American and British disputed our findings'

Dont be a hater mate! Putins love of wildlife makes him shine in the eyes of us Brits.
David Price., Yorkshireman
02/11/2016 13:01
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This is amazing !

I look forward to more information, AND PICTURES, from the Russian Presidents Exploratory Team.
David Knopp, Lake Jackson, Texas, USA
05/04/2016 08:27
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May be were there creatures like Jackalopes or Dahu around , which were not spotted or reported ?

My mistake indeed if the story is an actual fact.

Always great pleasure to read "The Siberian Times"
François de la Grange, Aix en Provence France
03/04/2016 23:13
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Haha, good one, thanks for the laugh :-)
Tina, Bern/Switzerland
02/04/2016 13:21
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Ah, notice the date on the article. Coincidence?
Fritz, Rochester, NH
01/04/2016 10:57
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Hmm, a good April Fools' Day new story? :-)
Joe Smith, UK
01/04/2016 09:31
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I can't wait to post this tomorrow, April 1!
Erica, San Francisco, USA
01/04/2016 07:53
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This is awesome! I, and the rest of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti/Almas believers and enthusiasts in the world are very excited and look forward to a further description of the sighting and photos.
Great Job, Gentlemen!
Jackie Steele, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States of America
01/04/2016 03:54
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I mean this totally with affection and good humour but I can't help notice the date of this article is April 1? Putting that aside, the Yeti are most certainly a critically endangered species and it will be critical to protect the entire eco-system of their habitat. I hope all the best for everyone involved in this project and all of the projects to protect Siberia's environment.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
01/04/2016 02:55
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poisson d'avril
PIPOULOU, FRANCE
01/04/2016 01:42
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