Medvedev lauds Elton John

Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 12:05 PM IST

Moscow: Elton John`s music is ‘of very high quality’, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said after attending a concert of the British singer in Moscow Sunday night.

"Just been at Elton John`s concert. Very serious work, of very high quality - almost three hours of live music," Medvedev wrote on his Twitter micro blog after Sunday night`s show.

Elton John had initially invited the president to his St. Petersburg show Dec 13, rather than the Moscow event, but Medvedev decided not to wait another day and attended the Moscow concert itself.

The singer invited him in his message sent Nov 25, saying: "You are a true fan of modern rock music that unites people from all over the world, regardless of their racial, political and religious views. I`ll be very grateful if you will accept my invitation."

Medvedev, during his election campaign, had said how he collected the vinyl copies of every Deep Purple LP.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is, however, different from him as far as music is concerned. The former KGB agent is more into patriotic folk music.

IANS