Madonna's Presidential dinner
13:30 23 August 2006
Madonna is to dine with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 'Hung Up' singer is set to bring her 'Confessions' world tour to Moscow next month where she will meet with President Putin.
As well as dining with Putin, Madonna - who is married to British film director Guy Ritchie - will also meet his daughters, Maria and Katya.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "This has been on the cards for a while. She really wanted to meet him but he wasn't sure initially. But his daughters are big fans so he eventually agreed."
It is rumoured that Madonna will take the opportunity to speak to President Putin about world issues.
The source added: "No doubt Madonna will want to talk about world peace rather than her dance moves."
Meanwhile, Madonna may be forced to change the venue of her Moscow concert because of fears that students living nearby could injure themselves trying to watch the show from their rooms.
At present, the show is to be staged on a hill which faces Lomossov University.
Officials are now considering relocating the concert to Tushino airfield in northwest Moscow.
Nikolai Koulikov, the head of Moscow's security department, said: "The question of where the Madonna concert will eventually take place has still not been resolved. More than 250,000 tickets have already been sold and we fear the students of the university could fall from the windows."
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