Perhaps because of their similar personalities, or because of their shared status as international bad boys, the two have a very good relationship. Their chumminess has been clear to anyone who watches them interact.
MOSCOW. KREMLIN. PUTIN.
Later, there were many events until late in the evening. They took place even at the airport before his departure. Berlusconi came there to meet with Putin.
Silvio Berlusconi: "It's not my fault that we have to meet here."
Vladimir Putin: "It's our fault. They'll show this on Russian TV. People haven't seen you for years."
Friendship is a rare thing in big politics, but it is very apparent here. They've always had cheerful meetings.