Former Prime Minister of Italy and a bosom friend of Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi did the President of Russia on his 65th anniversary a very intimate gift – duvet cover with a photo of their handshake on the background of the famous landmarks of Russia and Italy – St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Colosseum.
The photo of the gift was published on his page in Facebook the founder of the brand linens Lenzuolissimi Michele Cascavilla. “Happy birthday, Mr. President Vladimir Putin. Thank You, Silvio Berlusconi,” – said in the post.
The Italian edition Saggese della Sera says that Berlusconi personally presented his gift, arrived on a private visit to Sochi on 7 October. According to the newspaper, the duvet cover was only one of several gifts presented to Berlusconi Putin on the 65th anniversary.
Michele Cascavilla said that sewing duvet cover it took about six hours. “Foreman of the factory used machine print, however the gift packaging was made by hand. We are honored to make a gift for President Putin”, – he said , RIA “Novosti”.
Putin celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, October 7. As reported the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, no special activities on this occasion the head of state did not hold, but talked a lot on the phone and held an operational meeting with members of the Russian security Council.
Media reported that on the occasion of Putin’s birthday in one of new York’s restaurants have cooked up a giant Burger weighing 1952 grams. But then the website “Lapshennikova” found out that the whole story is the invention of two employees of the restaurant.
During his long 18-year career at the helm of the country, Putin received a lot of gifts, many of which were truly extraordinary. Traditionally, a large part of the gifts sent to the President of the library and stored there, but some are gifts from friends and acquaintances Putin leaves himself.