Russia has been rich in her history of UFO sightings, and most such sightings are factual. Unlike the sightings in Mexico, which became fraudulent for commercial purposes after the original sighting during the eclipse, the Russian populace could not commercialize on their experience during the communist regime. Thus, the facts were recorded, stories shared among the peasants, and the poetic Russian soul set to pondering a bit more about strange manifestations, but nothing more was made of it. As the rural Russian populace has been isolated from the world press, there was little worry about suppression. They were already suppressed. So the populace was free to chat over vodka about mysterious lights among the trees or marks on the grounds where ships had apparently landed, as no one considered this a threat.