The Kremlin considers interesting the proposal of SpaceX founder Elon Musk to hold an online meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Clubhouse social network. This was stated by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.
“First, we want to figure it out, you know that President Putin does not directly use social networks, he personally does not manage them. In general, this is a very interesting proposal, but we must first understand what is meant, what is being proposed,” he said.
On the eve of February 14, Musk wrote on Twitter that he would like to hold a meeting with Vladimir Putin at the Clubhouse, noting the official account of the head of state. The businessman also added in Russian that it would be a great honor for him to speak with the Russian president.
As of February 10, it follows from the closed data of App Annie that about 8,000 people downloaded the Clubhouse app in Russia alone. In total, the new social network has about 5.3 million users in the world. This growth in popularity was facilitated by the performance of famous personalities on its site, including Musk himself.
For now, Clubhouse is only available to users of the iOS operating network. Members cannot send messages or media. They gather in online rooms and communicate in real time. Any user can listen to the conversation, and with the permission of the moderator, join the discussion. To register on the platform, those who wish must receive an invitation from an existing user or wait for their turn.