"Pop in for a cup of tea if you're passing," Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, told the ageing pop star.
Never one to miss a photo-call, Bono ensured he passed the president's residence near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The U2 frontman and his band will play its first ever concert in Russia today as part of its '360' world tour. Tickets are still available at $362 each. I'll not manage to attend. It's hairwashing night.