Karin Kneissl: Former Austrian Foreign Minister was elected to Rosneft's supervisory board

Former Foreign Minister of AustriaKarin Kneissl is now officially a member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Oil Company Rosneft. The company announced this after the board meeting a favour. Thus, the eleven-member body also includes the former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

Kneissl became world famous in 2018: at her wedding in South Styria, she danced with the Russian President Vladimir PutinHe was the guest of honor at the celebration. Photos of the two went viral around the world — and caused contentious discussions, also because Kneissl mixed up on Putin at the end of the dance. The then Secretary of State defended herself: “The Russian president bowed beforehand, and I answered this bow bluntly.” There can be no doubt about submission.

Kneissl, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria from 2017 to 2019. In May 2020, it became known that she is working as a guest writer for the Russian state radio station Russia Today. In March of this year, I became Knissl He was nominated for this position at Rosneft.

Gerhard Schroeder has been part of the supervisory board since 2017. Rosneft had sales of about 80 billion euros in 2019 and is one of the largest employers in the country with around 330,000 employees. worry is closely intertwined with the Kremlin.

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