Putin in Italy: Renzi, Expo, Pope and Berlusconi on his agenda

The Russian president is on a rare visit to Europe amid the ongoing political stand-off. During his trip Putin will meet senior Italian officials, tour Russia’s pavilion at Expo-2015 in Milan, talk to Pope Francis and pay a visit to his personal friend ex-PM Berlusconi. (Russia Today)

The visit is to confirm the special relationship between Italy and Russia and Putin will use it to get out from the international isolation after the G7 summit in Bavaria last weekend. (La Stampa)