Russian president Twitters praise for Elton John
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sang Elton John's praise after a concert in Moscow Sunday, writing on Twitter how impressed he was with the British pop icon's show, RIA Novosti agency reported.
"I was at Elton John's concert. Very serious work, of very high quality -- almost three hours of live music," wrote the president, who cultivates the image of a modern leader and fan of rock music, often referring to his love of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
In August Medvedev met U2 frontman Bono while the Irish rocker was in Russia for his band's first ever performance in the country.
In October he shared a beer with Russian rock stars from the 1980 and 1990s in front of the cameras.
While Medvedev may be happy just being among the audience, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took to the stage on Friday, playing the grand piano for a room full of filmstars in a concert lasting into the wee hours.
Guests to the charity concert in Saint Petersburg included Sharon Stone, Monica Bellucci, Mickey Rourke, Ornella Muti and other stars, the government said on its website.
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