Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi walk in the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of... more 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi walk in the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi rejected claims in a U.S. diplomatic cable that he profits from close relations with Moscow, declaring as he stood next to the Russian president Friday that the two leaders act only in the interests of their people. Memos from the U.S. Embassy in Rome, released this week by Wikileaks, alleged an uncomfortably close relationship between Berlusconi and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. One cable suggests that the friendship between the two is so strong and Italy's dependance on Russian energy so significant that Berlusconi has a "distorted" view of Moscow. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA Novosti, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service
Fri, Dec 3, 2010 12:02 PM EST