Information of Carlson’s go to first broke on the weekend after the Mash Telegram channel, rumored to have hyperlinks to Russian regulation enforcement, reported he’d been noticed in Moscow on the Bolshoi Theater after having flown in a number of days earlier.
In a video printed by the Russian outlet Izvestia a day later, Carlson mentioned he had come to Russia to “discuss to folks, go searching, and see the way it’s doing … and it’s doing very nicely.”
Responding to a query as as to if he was there to interview Putin, Carlson responded: “We’ll see.”
Elon Musk, the proprietor of X (previously Twitter), the platform on which the video might be printed, has promised to not suppress or block the interview as soon as it’s posted, Carlson mentioned. He then aimed one other broadside on the West.
“Western governments, against this, will definitely do their finest to censor this video and different much less principled platforms as a result of that’s what they do,” Carlson mentioned.
The final time Putin sat down with an American journalist was in June 2021 with NBC’s Keir Simmons. In October 2021 Putin briefly spoke to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on the Russian Vitality Week occasion in Moscow. Earlier than that the Russian president additionally talked to U.S. TV journalist Megyn Kelly, then with NBC, earlier than his final election win in 2018.