Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was taken with tech billionaire Elon Musk’s proposal that the 2 males chat on the audio chat app Clubhouse.
Musk, one of many world’s richest individuals, on Sunday tagged the Kremlin’s account on Twitter together with the invitation. In a separate tweet in Russian, he added: “It would be a great honour to speak with you.”
было бы большой честью поговорить с вами
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 13, 2021
Speaking to reporters Monday, Peskov mentioned the Kremlin first wanted to know the specifics of the 49-year-old SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s proposal.
“This is, of course, a very interesting proposal, but we need to somehow understand what is meant, what is proposed,” Putin’s spokesman mentioned.
“So first we will somehow check all this, and then we will react.”
He additionally famous, referring to Musk’s suggestion that the boys chat on Clubhouse that “President Putin does not directly use social networks”.
Clubhouse, the audio chat app widespread amongst tech billionaires, permits customers to begin or hearken to conversations in digital “rooms” of as much as 5,000 individuals.
Musk’s proposal comes after SpaceX in November despatched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), ending Russia’s monopoly as the one nation in a position to ferry astronauts.
After the shutdown of American shuttles in 2011, the Russian Soyuz rocket had change into the one spacecraft able to bringing astronauts to the ISS.
With the appearance of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, Russia faces a sizeable dent in revenue. A seat within the Soyuz prices NASA round $80 million.
Musk, who has mentioned he desires to colonise Mars, has additionally invested billions into synthetic intelligence and cryptocurrency.
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