Former Austrian Chancellor resigns from Russian oil giant — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Former Austrian Chancellor resigns from Russian oil giant

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has become the latest prominent non-national figure to resign from the board of Russian state oil giant Rosneft.

The company announced Kneissl’s resignation on Monday and said it was grateful for the “joint work during the last 10 months that took place in the context of the pandemic and the difficult international situation.”

Kneissl served as Austria’s foreign minister from 2017 to 2019, which helped improve ties between Vienna and Moscow. The diplomat made international headlines in 2018 after Russian President Vladimir Putin attended her wedding and danced with her on camera.

She is also a contributor to RT and writes opinion pieces on Russia’s relations with the West and other topics.

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