Kremlin ‘Interested’ After Musk Invites Putin to Clubhouse Chat

Elon Musk regularly tweets in Russian and is known to trade barbs with outspoken Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin.Steve Jurvetson / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday invited President Vladimir Putin to a “conversation” on the popular invitation-only audio chat app Clubhouse.

“Would you like to join me for a conversation on Clubhouse?” Musk tweeted at Putin’s official Twitter account.

In a Russian-language follow-up, Musk said “it would be a great honor to speak with you.”

Both tweets garnered nearly a quarter-million likes and more than 20,000 retweets.

On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Musk’s tweets an “interesting proposal,” but noted that “Putin doesn’t personally use social media” and “we need to understand what he has in mind.”

It was not immediately clear why the tech entrepreneur reached out to Putin.

Musk’s recent advances in developing reusable spacecraft, as well as a successful launch of a manned rocket to the International Space Station that stripped Russia of its monopoly on spaceflights, are known to have annoyed Moscow.

Musk, who regularly tweets in Russian, is also known to trade barbs with outspoken Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin.

Russian media reported earlier in 2021 that lawmakers are considering fining users of SpaceX’s Starlink service or other western-based satellite internet providers.

(c)MOSCOW TIMES 2021

5 comments

  • “In a Russian-language follow-up, Musk said “it would be a great honor to speak with you.”
    It would appear that Musk is yet another member of the international putler jackboot-lickers club. Arsehole.

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  • Maybe he wants to discuss the remarks made by Russian space chief who once said Washington may one day be forced to “deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline” while Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station have been forced to rely on American colleagues for supplies. Or maybe talk about the Russian citizen who wanted to pay an employee to plant malware in a US company that was apparently targeting electric car maker Tesla.

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  • Trump is suspended from Twitter, but the poisoner from Moscow is still online. I need a drink!

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  • Musk said “it would be a great honor to speak with you.”
    This Musk guy certainly is easily impressed. It takes much more than this perverted little munchkin to get me excited.

    Liked by 4 people

  • Летающий Киви

    Maybe he wants to gloat about his rockets, after all he is a business man that can make rockets more successfully that a “superpower”

    Liked by 1 person

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