Monday, June 20, 2016

Putin Cancels Meeting with Elton John

Elton John and Vladimir Putin's planned meeting on LGBT rights in Russia has been postponed, The Guardian reports. The Kremlin has said that the pair could meet at a later date.

The pair's meeting has been put on hold for now given their busy schedules, making it impossible for the singer and president of Russia to find an appropriate time to meet. "We were in correspondence with [Elton John] a couple weeks ago because there had been an agreement that, if their schedules allow, this meeting would take place," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "President Putin expressed readiness for this meeting. But this time, the meeting won't take place, unfortunately."

John declined to comment further on the delayed meeting.

- Rolling Stone

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