Bono has tea break with Dmitri Medvedev on U2 360 tour
24 August 2010 Last updated at 21:28 BST
Rock star Bono took tea with Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday, at the Russian president's retreat near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The pair discussed the social dimension to Bono's pop career, with Mr Medvedev praising Bono for using music to raise awareness of issues like global poverty.
The two also discussed the relative merits of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
U2 will play their first Russian concert on Wednesday, as part of the band's "360" world tour.
Workers have been setting up band's set at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.