Several hours have passed since Russia's Chelyabinsk region was hit by a rather large number of bits and pieces that used to make up a meteorite, so it need not come as such a big surprise that conspiracy theories are starting to creep out.
Not to beat about the bush, it seems that Liberal leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky is quite convinced that the meteorite fall had nothing to do with the ways in which various materials travel through outer space, and quite a lot to do with the American people.
More precisely, he believes that the objects falling from the sky and hitting said region were the result of a new weapon test carried out by the US.
According to The Voice of Russia, his exact words on the matter at hand were as follows: “Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons.”
Furthermore, “John Kerry wanted to warn Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia.”
For those unaware, John Kerry is presently employed as the US Secretary of State, whereas Sergei Lavrov currently serves as Russia's Foreign Minister.
Granted, it is very much true that, a few days back, the US Secretary of State tried to contact Russia's Foreign Minister, yet failed to get hold of him simply because the latter found himself in Africa.
However, US Department of State maintains that John Kerry wanted nothing more and nothing less except chitchat for a while about urgent global issues such as the North Korean threat and the Syrian crisis, the same source informs us.
On the other hand, Vladimir Zhirinovsky maintains that these were all just pretenses, and that John Kerry's chitchatting agenda was an entirely different one.
In all fairness, some say that the meteor fall was actually an UFO crash, so at least from this standpoint, Vladimir Zhirinovsky's conspiracy theory makes a tad more sense.