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Elon Musk Responds to ‘Silver Tongued’ Russian Forum Invite

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk has once again shown off his Russian skills in reaction to a billboard inviting him to a business forum in southern Russia.

A highway billboard in Hawthorne, California invited Musk to a small-business forum in Krasnodar using a popular Russian meme that jokingly taunts the SpaceX CEO. A QR code in one of the two billboards near the SpaceX headquarters sends viewers to a slickly produced video promising Musk that “you’ll be treated like a god.” 

“[The Russian inviting party] has a silver tongue,” Musk tweeted in Russian late Wednesday.

The video, set to a classic Soviet children’s song and uploaded on the forum’s YouTube channel last week, claims to be “produced by real Russian entrepreneurs.” The fourth annual “Act Small” forum is organized by the Krasnodar region authorities.

“Please contact us… if you have any connection to Elon Musk or are Elon Musk,” the video invitation says.

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