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  • Former Austrian Foreign Minister who danced with Putin joins Rosneft's board of directors

    Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl will join the board of directors of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft.

    56-year-old Kneissl, who served as Austria’s Foreign Minister from 2017 till 2019, was nominated to the board as an independent director along with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has held a position in the company for more than three years, TASS reported citing the Russian government’s decree.

    Kneissl, a law doctor and middle East specialist, who spent …

  • Austrian Foreign Minister: Car with Putin’s autograph donated to charity

    The Austrian Foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl, in an interview published on Sunday evening on the Kommersant newspaper's website, announced that the Volkswagen Beetle car signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding was donated to charity.

    “The Volkswagen Beetle retro car from our wedding was sold during the annual Light and Dark auction (charity telethon Micht ins Dunkel) at the end of the year," she said. "It did not belong to us, we arranged it for our wedding, and on the day of …

  • Austria accuses Russia of espionage

    Six months after the attempted poisoning of the former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK, Russia found itself in the middle of a new “espionage scandal.”

    The Austrian Defense Ministry on Friday reported the arrest of a 70-year-old retired colonel, who engaged in espionage for Russia more than 20 years.

    “The military counterintelligence service through international cooperation opened the espionage case. The retired officer of the Austrian army from the 1990’s spied on the Bundesheer ( …