In a fight with Putin ally Kadyrov, Elon Musk changes his Twitter handle to ‘Elona.’

Elon Musk’s feud with the Kremlin took an odd turn this week when the billionaire changed his Twitter handle to “Elona” in response to a taunt from Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Chechen Republic’s president, Ramzan Kadyrov, criticised Musk after the billionaire suggested that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin engage in “single combat.”

Kadyrov, a close Putin friend, responded with a long tweet in which he called Musk “lovely (effeminate) Elona” and offered him to train with Chechen special forces in preparation for the fight.

Musk would return from the trip a “totally changed guy,” according to Kadyrov. Musk reacted by publishing a translation of Kadyrov’s message and rejected Kadyrov’s offer of instruction.

“I appreciate the offer, but such superb instruction would give me an unfair advantage.” If he’s frightened to fight, I’ll promise to use only my left hand, even though I’m not left-handed,” Musk wrote on Twitter, signing off with the moniker “Elona.”

Thank you for the offer, but I believe that such excellent training would give me an unfair advantage.

If he refuses to fight, I will promise to use just my left hand, despite the fact that I am not left-handed.


March 15, 2022 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

Tesla’s creator also altered his Twitter handle to reflect Kadyrov’s snide remark.

Musk first challenged Putin to a fight earlier this week, tweeting, “stakes are Ukraine,” as Russia expanded its unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

Elon Musk changed his Twitter name to “Elona” after taunts from Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.

Ramzan Kadyrov
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov called Musk “Elona” in a post ripping his challenge to Putin.
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Dmitry Rogozin, the chairman of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, responded to Musk by calling him a “little devil” on Twitter.

“Do not compete with me, you slacker; it would be a waste of time.” “First, overtake my brother,” Rogozin remarked.

Since issuing the challenge, Musk has mentioned it on Twitter multiple times. Musk tweeted a meme of himself using a Boring Company flamethrower with a photoshopped image of a shirtless Putin riding a bear in one of his posts.

Musk wrote, “He can even bring his bear.”

While Musk has made fun of Russian officials on Twitter, he has been a vital part of helping Ukraine during the invasion. Ukrainians were given Starlink internet by SpaceX to alleviate fears that the population might lose access during the conflict.

Musk also cautioned Ukrainians to be cautious when utilising the service because Russian military strikes are likely to target satellite signals.

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