'The prime ministers of Russia and Italy Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi had a telephone conversation on Friday to discuss current moments in the two countries’ trade and economic cooperation, the press secretary of the Russian prime minister Dmitry Peskov said.'
A passing flight of Angels overheard:
"Pronto, pronto? Vlad?"
"Silvio! Good to hear from you. What can I do for you this time?"
"Senti. Remember April? 25 April? You had dinner, private dinner with me at Arcore, a casa mia?"
"Do I remember April! Now I know why so many streets in your fine country are named for XXV Aprile. "
"No, Vlad, that's for the Liberation."
"It felt pretty liberated - perhaps Russia should have a bunga bunga day, remember the liberation of Germany from Nazi oppression by our glorious army. Silvio I invite you!"
"Discreet though, Vlad, discreet. Terrible trouble here over who the other guests were and how old."
"We no longer have NKVD and Smersh my dear Silvio, but when I say we talk of South Stream and denial of Russian gas to Italy by North Stream Germans, that is what will be in media."
"Va be', Vladi. A presto."