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Russian state news agency's head seeks interview with Biden to improve US‑Russian understanding

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8:05 AM EST, February 19, 2024

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During the "Vesti Nedeli" program, aired on the state channel Rossiya 1, the general director of the Rossiya Segodnya media group disclosed that he had forwarded a request to the White House for an interview with US President Joe Biden.

In a letter addressed to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, which is published on the X platform (formerly known as Twitter) by the NEXTA agency, Dmitry Kiselyov, outlined: "We believe that our countries currently lack opportunities for mutual understanding. We believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a commendable example by agreeing to an interview directed at the American public."

Kiselyov expresses an intent to continue in the path of Tucker Carlson, who previously conducted an interview with Putin. This was the first dialogue with the Russian leader since the invasion of Ukraine.

The "Best Option" for the White House

Kiselyov suggests that it would be beneficial for Joe Biden to agree to the conversation. He emphasizes that a dialog with a Russian journalist would be "the best and most effective option for the White House." He also adds that the discussion will be translated into several languages and disseminated not only in Russia, but also globally - using various platforms and social media.

Source: X, "Iltalehti"

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