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Andrew meets Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

12th, December, 2008

Andrew meets Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s campaign for victory in Europe has begun. Today Andrew met Vladimir Putin and secured the Russian Prime Minister’s own personal vote for the UK entry in next years Eurovision Song Contest which is being held in Moscow.

The two men met at Prime Minister Putin’s dacha. They spoke for nearly an hour about a wide range of serious matters including Russia’s relationship with Europe, its relationship with the UK as well as the Eurovision Song Contest.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “At least weve got one vote in the bag.”

Elaine Bedell, Controller Entertainment Commissioning said: “This was an historic meeting – Andrew Lloyd Webber meets Prime Minster Putin – to discuss the UK’s prospects in Eurovision.”

To more of the interview make sure you tune into the first show of BBC1’s _Your Country Needs You_ on Saturday 3rd January.