A mysterious cylinder has fallen on a tiny village in Siberia, causing widespread speculation as to what it is.
Local journalists say it might be part of the Meridian satellite, which fell back to Earth after a failed launch last year, or a fragment of a ballistic missile.
Tests show that the object is not radioactive, and it appears to be made of a titanium alloy. It weighs around 200 kilograms.
The Russian Federal Space Agency has denied ownership of the cylinder.
“The object is not a rocket or a spacecraft, but final conclusions can only be drawn once it is examined,” said an agency statement.
Residents in the region are becoming used to unusual findings. Two years ago, a local found a similar metal object – though there was also a bear living in it.