It has been announced in Moscow that the crash of the Moscow-Saint Petersburg train was due to human error - the man at the controls was "not quite himself". He was drunk.
The authorities would not at first reveal further details about the crash, but journalists who saw the driver who miraculously survived, immediately recognized him. It was Boris Yeltsin. Or rather Boris Yeltsin's ghost. (The former Russian leader died in 2007.)
Sitting up in what looked like a large tin box, he denied to journalists that he'd been drunk behind the controls.
Told by them that the story was not whether he'd been drunk or not, but how he'd managed to rise from the dead, he replied: "Was I dead? If so, I was not aware of it. There sure was no difference in my lifestyle and that of my compatriots. I was cold and hungry, and so were they. And the Vodka was really bad."
But what was he doing on the train?
He was trying to defect to the West.
How he got out of his grave he would not however reveal.
He said that he did not want to cause a stampede from Russia's cemeteries to get the hell out of Russia and to the West.