He may very well be speaking rudely to you. I do not know Russian so I can't speak to that.if he is I'm sorry.
I did speak to him about the mute earlier and while he does seem to want to keep the mute he also explained why he does not wish to remove the mute. In short he did not like how you were engaging him and decided to mute after engaging you, which he claims was initially in good faith. I don't know the situation so I am relaying what I heard.
I understand you don't wish to block him because you want to follow those who follow you, that is your right,as it is his to mute you and follow who he wishes. Your options are to either keep him as a follower, or unblock/unfollow him. It would seem he made up his mind on the level of interaction he wishes to have with you.
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