Austria’s ex-foreign minister Karin Kneissl is about to join an ever-expanding list of senior Western politicians working for the Kremlin, euobserver.com reported.
The 56-year old, who led Austria’s diplomacy between 2017 and 2019, is to become a board member of Russian state oil firm Rosneft. The firm that is run by one of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s closest friends, Igor Sechin. It is under EU and US sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and lost an EU court appeal to get off the blacklist last year.
Kneissl, who hails from Austria’s far-right and pro-Russian FPÖ party, made headlines in 2018 when Putin went to her wedding in Germany and danced with her in front of photographers.