Madonna to party in Russia
Despite the information that Madonna wants to meet Russian president in person, the meeting between American pop star and Vladimir Putin will not be held, apparently. Instead the dinner with the president, an extensive cultural program was offered to Madonna. The program includes visiting one of Moscow?s fashionable clubs or restaurants. According to British newspaper The Sun, Madonna plans to meet with Russian president the next day after her concert in Moscow scheduled for September 11. The newspaper claims that both daughters of Vladimir Putin, Masha and Katya, will attend the dinner together with their father, because they persuaded him to meet their favorite singer.Meanwhile, President Putin?s administration officials absolutely denied the possibility of Putin?s meeting with Madonna, saying The Sun?s information is only speculations. ?Vladimir Putin hasn?t been planning any meetings or contacts with Madonna,? said Dmitry Peskov, first deputy spokesman of Russian president. Moreover, a Kremlin source said the president will not even attend Madonna?s concert, which means his preferences differ from those of his daughters.Spokesman of Russian organizers of Madonna?s concert Anton Atrashkin told Kommersant that he knows nothing of such plans of the pop diva, and that all such declarations are simply conjectures. ?Madonna never told her tour organizers of her wish to meet with Vladimir Putin,? said Atrashkin. Yet, he admitted that the singer will have an extensive cultural program. Beside the usual sight-seeing of Moscow?s architectural and historic monuments, Madonna will see Moscow?s night-life. She plans to visit one of fashionable night clubs. ?A list of most interesting clubs and restaurants in Moscow was compiled for Madonna. She will make her own choice out of this list,? said Atrashkin. He did not name those clubs and restaurants, as well as the hotel where the pop star will be staying, due to security reasons. Atrashkin noted that Madonna did not set any unusual or shocking requirements. As to the rumors about Madonna?s second concert in Moscow, Atrashkin firmly denied it as absolutely unreal. ?Such possibility was discussed. Yet, Madonna?s representatives confirmed only one concert,? said Atrashkin.
Based on an article written by Nikita Prokuni for www.kommersant.com