The Kremlin is Intrigued By Elon Musk’s Clubhouse Invite to Putin

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been known to say some pretty interesting things on Twitter, including a tweet over the weekend inviting Putin and the Kremlin to join him on Clubhouse.

On Monday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agency Interfax that Musk’s invite was “interesting,” but that the organization needed more time to consider the offer (via Business Insider).

Musk has been particularly active on the voice-only social media platform, interviewing Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev in recent weeks, and publicly planning to talk to Kanye West in the weeks to come. Following up the invite, in which Musk simply tagged the Kremlin Twitter account, he wrote in Russian, “It would be a great honor to speak with you.”

Responding to the tweet in an interview with Interfax, Peskov said, “This is certainly a very interesting proposal.” He continued, “We first want to figure it out. You know that President Putin does not directly use social networks. We need to somehow understand what is meant, what is proposed. First, we will check all this and then we will react.”

In recent weeks, Russian protests over the detainment of the country’s pro-democracy leader Alexei Navalny have ravaged the country. Ruslan Shaveddinov, head of Navalny’s anti-corruption campaign, also weighed in on the conversation with a tweet.

Shaveddinov wrote Musk in Russian, saying, “Bro, take him to Mars with you.”

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