The American researcher and writer Andy Lloyd, who attended one of the international conferences with the participation of the impostor Valery Uvarov, became interested in his personality and National Security Academy, the head of the department of which Uvarov presents himself everywhere.
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...One of the speakers at Laughlin was a Russian called Valery Uvarov who has been a full-time Ufologist since 1989. He has been involved in various organisations devoted to the study of anomalous phenomena, and says that he heads 'The Department for Investigation of Extraterrestrial Civilisation under the Russian Academy of Sciences'.
Donald Ware notes that Uvarov became the head of the Department of UFO Research, Paleosciences and Paleotechnology for the 'National Security Academy' of Russia in 2002 (3). This sounds like quite a prestigious post, offering Uvarov much credibility among Ufologists in the West.