Russia open to Musk’s offer of a conversation with Putin via Clubhouse, seeks further details

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Prolonged Boards of Interior Ministry on February 26, 2020 in Moscow, Russia.

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Russia hasn’t ruled out the muse of President Vladimir Putin talking to Tesla billionaire Elon Musk on social media app Clubhouse, based on just a few media reports.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Monday told journalists that the proposal used to be “entertaining” however extra principal aspects were wished, based on Tass news agency. The news used to be also reported by Reuters and Russian media outlet RBC.

“First we deserve to settle it out, you understand that President Putin would now not straight use social networks, he personally would now not bustle them,” Peskov acknowledged, based on translated remarks.

“In traditional, here is a extraordinarily entertaining proposal, however one ought to first understand what is meant, what is proposed.”

The Kremlin did now not straight retort to CNBC’s demand for dispute.

On Saturday, Musk invited Putin via Twitter to brand up for him for a conversation on Clubhouse, which is an audio-most efficient app that is rising quick after gaining popularity in Silicon Valley.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO then acknowledged in Russian: “It would be a colossal honor to talk with you.”

Clubhouse has been downloaded round 5 million times, based on app tracker App Annie. Love somewhat about a U.S. social media platforms, it used to be blocked in China closing week.

The invite-most efficient iPhone app permits folks to please in conversations “on stage” whereas an viewers listens in. Contributors of the viewers may per chance also be invited up “on stage” to quiz audio system questions.

Musk interviewed Robinhood co-founder Vlad Tenev on Clubhouse on Jan. 30, and closing Wednesday the entrepreneur wrote on Twitter that he has agreed to “originate Clubhouse” with Kanye West.

Last month, Clubhouse used to be valued by traders at round $1 billion. Twitter has rolled out its dangle model, identified as Spaces, whereas Fb is reportedly working on a identical product.

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