Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was interested in the proposal made by billionaire Elon Musk in the tech world about the two chatting in the audio chat app Clubhouse. .
Musk is one of the richest people in the world. He tagged the Kremlin account and invitation on Twitter on Sunday. He added in another Russian tweet: “It’s an honor to talk to you.”
Peskov told reporters on Monday that the Kremlin first needs to know the details of the 49-year-old SpaceX and Tesla CEO proposals.
Putin’s spokesperson said: “This is of course a very interesting proposal, but we need to understand the meaning in a certain way, the proposal.”
“So we will first check all these in some way, and then we will react.”
He also pointed out that he was referring to Musk’s suggestion that the man said during a chat in the club that “President Putin does not directly use social networks.”
Clubhouse is an audio chat application popular with tech billionaires, which allows users to start or listen to conversations in a digital “room” of up to 5,000 people.
Musk’s proposal was to end Russia’s monopoly as the only country capable of transporting astronauts after SpaceX sent four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in November.
After the U.S. space shuttle was shut down in 2011, Russia’s Soyuz rocket became the only spacecraft capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station.
With the advent of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, Russia is facing a huge shrinking revenue. A seat on the Soyuz cost NASA about 80 million US dollars (about 5.8 billion rupees).
Musk, who once expressed his wish to colonize Mars, has also invested billions of dollars in artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency.
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