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The former Austrian FM now lives in a Russian village

In 2018, the dance of Vladimir Putin and Karin Kneissl was discussed by all media in the world

Former Austrian foreign ministry head Karin Kneissl, who danced with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin at her wedding in 2018, has moved to the Russian village of Petroshovo, Ryazan Oblast.

This was reported by the Russian media outlet Vid Sboku on August 8. Journalists claim to have met Kneissl at a local event. The former minister told them that acquaintances helped her rent a house in Petroshovo.

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“I paid for another month, and then we’ll see; I don’t know anything about my future, nothing,” Kneissl said.

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She claims to have last seen Putin in 2019. Kneissl added that she supposedly had to leave Austria in September 2020 due to constant death threats and an effective work ban. She then settled in France and then moved to Lebanon. Kneissl did not specify when she moved to Russia.

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The former pastor added that in Petroshovo she still writes books, teaches and is invited to work at the GORKI Center at St. Petersburg State University. Karin Kneissl is listed as the head of the center on the university’s website.

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In August 2018, Putin attended Kneissl’s wedding. During the event, he greeted the newlyweds with a bouquet of flowers and danced with the bride.

At the beginning of March 2021, Kneissl was nominated to the board of directors of Rosneft. In May 2022, after the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kneissl stepped down from the board.

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