Bono took a break from U2's world tour duties on Tuesday (24Aug10) to take tea with Russian leader DMITRY MEDVEDEV.
The rocker was invited to join the President at his holiday estate near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
During a conversation with reporters present, Medvedev complimented Bono on writing music that "unites generations" and he also had words of praise for his visitor's activism.
He told the rock star, "You are doing important things, because taking care of people is not only a job for politicians. The charity work that you and your colleagues do has brought you respect all over the world."
The meeting took place a day before U2 play their first ever Russian concert.