THE TIMES: BERLUSCONI COULD BE MADE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE VATICAN
Speculation about an appointment arose as Mr Putin visited Rome yesterday for. The appointment, according to reports across the Italian media, would be engineered by President Putin as a favour to his old friend, ensuring that the former Italian Prime Minister is rescued by a diplomatic passport from the humiliation of community service after his tax fraud conviction. Yet, Silvio Berlusconi could be about to make his oddest career move yet – as Russian Ambassador to the Vatican.

He is a veteran of extravagant parties and multiple corruption scandals, with convictions for tax fraud and having sex with an underage prostitute. Yet, Silvio Berlusconi could be about to make his oddest career move yet – as Russian Ambassador to the Vatican.

The appointment, according to reports across the Italian media, would be engineered by President Putin as a favour to his old friend, ensuring that the former Italian Prime Minister is rescued by a diplomatic passport from the humiliation of community service after his tax fraud conviction.

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