Watch: Russian-born mayor in Colombian town legally proves he's not a hologram

A Russian native, who was elected as mayor of a town in Colombia,  had to prove that he is real and not a hologram. 

Mayor Mikhail Krasnov of Tunja also had to show he did not have microchips implanted in him after a legal action was filed against him, according to local media. 

According to Storyful, that legal action is known as "tutela," which is a legal protection of fundamental rights, established in Article 86 of the Colombian Constitution.

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Footage showed Krasnov reading the tutela that was filed. A National Registry official who witnessed said that the authentication was successful, after Krasnov’s fingerprints were verified.

Kransov was born in Saratov, Russia, but came to Colombia 15 years ago on a study exchange. He became mayor in October.

Storyful contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.