Bono has met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss charity. The President praised Bono and U2 for writing music "that unites generations".

The pair met at the President's residence near the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Bono took time to meet the leader before performing in Moscow on Wednesday, as part of the '360 Tour' with support from Snow Patrol. This will be the bands first ever concert in Russia.

President Medvedev is famous for his love of classic rock acts including Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

During the meeting he complimented Bono on his charity work, for highlighting poverty and AIDs in Africa, among his other work.
He said "You are doing important things, because taking care of people is not only a job for politicians,"

He continued "The charity work that you and your colleagues do has brought you respect all over the world."

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, hosts Bono,AP