Putin to Italian Newspaper: God Gave Me Perfect Judgement


MOSCOW — God has blessed Vladimir Putin with perfect judgment. That's at least what he told an Italian newspaper in advance of his meeting with the Pope.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the Russian president was asked whether he had any regrets about decisions he's made in his life.

"I can't remember anything at this moment," Putin answered. "Clearly God has built my life in a way that I won't have anything to regret."

The interview with came as Putin traveled to Rome on Wednesday in search of an ally. He hopes to find one in Pope Francis, who is set to host him at the Vatican at a time when tensions between Russia and the West are at their worst since the Cold War.