“Piangiamo con lei, Italy. Silvio was il tuo patriota. Ci ricorderemo di te! (We cry with you, Italy. Silvio was your patriot. We will remember you),” Medvedev wrote on Twitter (the social network is blocked in Russia). ).
The former Prime Minister of Italy has died in Milan at the age of 87. Last Friday, Berlusconi was readmitted to a Milan hospital for a routine medical just weeks after being released. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent an official telegram of condolences to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, and also personally spoke about the deceased after the state award ceremony in the Kremlin.