Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has announced that she will be working for Vladimir Putin. She became the head of a think tank in St. Petersburg, writes the portal of the Welt daily, recalling that in 2018 Kneissl invited Putin to her wedding.
Karin Kneissl from December 2017 to June 2019 served as Minister of Foreign Affairs Austria – during this time she participated in numerous secret meetings within the framework of the European Union. Now the 58-year-old “announced that she is switching sides and will work for in the future Vladimir Putin” – writes “Welt” on Monday.
According to her own information, she will head a think tank called GORKI – Geopolitical Observatory for Russia’s Key Issues. Russia). A new think tank aims to find academic answers to current political questions. It is based at the University of St. Petersburg.
Kneissl is considering moving to Russia
Kneissl presented her new job at the service of Russia at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. “When Western diplomats avoided the propaganda event, Kneissl appeared there three times. She complained that Austria had betrayed Russia,” reports the portal.
“I am seriously considering moving to Russia,” the former Austrian foreign minister told the Russian news agency TASS.
Already during her term as foreign minister, “Kneissl revealed strange relations with Russia. In 2018, she invited Putin to her wedding in southern Styria and even bowed to him after the dance,” recalls “Welt”.
Main photo source: Präsident der russischen Föderation Putin besucht Österreich