In conjunction with the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg between 1 and 3 June, Fox journalist Megyn Kelly participated in a plenary session including, among others, the Prime Minister of India, the Chancellor of Austria, Presidents of Moldova and Russia, and 5,000 other participants. She was quite a moderator – I really enjoyed her bold and straightforward way of asking questions to the host of that meeting – Vladimir Putin. And Putin responded, plainly annoyed, yet in a strange way, patiently.
I read a stenogram from that Friday afternoon the 2nd of June, watching a video recording (and blogging) a bit. I have seldom witnessed such a true encounter between Russians and Americans as it became – in front of such an audience.
M. Kelly also made a special TV interview with Putin (see below ) , which for some reason has been published in more unprocessed form on Russian RT, but in more processed (and shorter) form – with pictures, illustrative elements and comments – on Kelly’s own TV show, Channel NBC (again – see below – Putin in translation sounds harder than the original) – The program was broadcasted on Sunday evening 4/6.
Here, she might have been slightly enchanted by Putin, for which she has been severely criticized by American TV reviewers. But the same questions are asked, and some or a few more (and some fewer, that’s true). And basically the same answers were given.