Putin - Berlusconi: Every man to his taste
Crimea, the latest addition to Putin's resorts, has been up to now shunned by Western politicians due to its controversial acquisition. But where no prudent Western leader dares to visit, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's flamboyant plutocrat-cum-politician, shall happily go. Especially since both men have a lot in common, from an unapologetic desire for power and a public macho image to the disdain of most fellow global leaders, as well as being on a friendly base for a long time now. Silvio has played host to Putin during several bunga-bungalicious soirées so it was only fitting that he would return the favor and accept his invitation, despite Crimea being a wasteland and all.