MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. The historical narratives in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson will not be easy for perception in the West, and yet there are Western experts who may take a lively interest in them, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov opined.
"True, the historical part [of the interview] is likely to be perceived hard in the West, for Western audiences. But there is a large number of experts specializing in our country and there is a large number of historians <…> there who will likely demonstrate a keen interest [in analyzing it]. Therefore, these historical narratives will find their audience," Peskov said in an excerpt from an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin, Putin TV show that was posted by reporter Pavel Zarubin on his Telegram channel.
Peskov recalled that the Russian leader had brought a file with documents for the interview with Carlson. "It had been prepared on instructions from the president. He initiated the idea," Peskov added, as he said with confidence that Putin’s historical conceptions are based on specific knowledge from original sources.
Carlson released his interview with Putin early on February 9. The Russian president mostly commented on the conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s relations with the US, NATO and the West in general. The journalist himself said earlier that his attempt to interview Putin last year was thwarted by the US government.