London, Feb 19: Nationalist Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky has alleged that the meteor that rained down on central Russia last week, injuring up to 1,200 people, was in fact a US weapons test.
Zhirinovsky, said: "Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons.
"John Kerry (US Secretary of State) wanted to warn (Russia's Foreign Minister) Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip.
"He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia."
A report in The Independent daily says, according to Zhirinovsky, who is perhaps more famous for fist-fights than physics, meteorites falling on Russia is an impossibility.