Berlusconi says Russia’s Putin gifted him vodka, sweet note


              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              FILE - Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talk during a press conference at Villa Gernetto, in Gerno, near Milan, Italy, Monday April 26, 2010. Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from public office over a tax fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
            
              Silvio Berlusconi is mobbed by press as he leaves a reunion to decide the group leaders of at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct.18, 2022. ( Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Silvio Berlusconi is mobbed by press as he leaves a reunion to decide the group leaders of at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct.18, 2022. ( Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
            
              FILE-- From left, The League's Matteo Salvini, Forza Italia's Silvio Berlusconi, and Brothers of Italy's Giorgia Meloni attend the electoral campaign final rally of the center-right coalition in central Rome, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 . (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              FILE - Forza Italia's Silvio Berlusconi, and Brothers of Italy's Giorgia Meloni attend the center-right coalition closing rally in Rome Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The resounding victory by far-right leader Giorgia Meloni in Sept. 25 elections for Parliament isn't sitting well with Silvio Berlusconi, the former three-time conservative premier who, 40 years her senior, fancies himself the elder statesman of Italy's political right. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)