Baku. 23 July. REPORT.AZ/ Italian newspaper La Stampa published a material, which quoted the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi that, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered him citizenship and a ministerial post, Report informs citing BBC.
According to the newspaper, Berlusconi spoke about this at a dinner with members of the party "Forza Italia" at the restaurant 'Consolini', Rome.
"I think that in Italy, they pushed me to the edge of political life, but Putin has told me that he was ready to give me citizenship and the post of Minister of Economy", allegedly said Berlusconi.
The newspaper did not specify what kind of position meant Berlusconi under "economy minister" - because Russian Cabinet of Ministers has not a such position.