Date: 8 months ago   Category: Politics

The Foreign Minister of Austria has told how Putin has got on her wedding


The Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Knaysl admitted that she didn't expect at all that the Russian President Vladimir Putin will accept her wedding invitation. She has told about it in morning air of local radio station Ö1.

according to the minister, at the beginning of June she has invited to a wedding of colleagues from the government and the federal president, "because so it is necessary". And in the evening on June 5 when the Russian leader was on a visit in Vienna, I have spontaneously invited also him. Then she has said to Putin that she wants to present him the groom. She has learned about the consent of the Russian president to visit a celebration on July 19.

of Knaysl has noted that the wedding "became really fine holiday" which can positively influence development of tourism in Austria. According to her, many media "have shown how celebrate in Austria a wedding, beautiful landscapes".

It has also answered criticism for her easy bow to Putin during dance. "If you saw opening of a ball, you always saw what becomes at the end книксен", - Knaysl has told.

"The Russian president has bowed earlier, and I have responded to this bow knikseny", - she has explained, having expressed bewilderment that some commentators have seen in it some "the act of submission, falling on knees".

the Minister has added that she isn't connected with Putin by close friendship, but she conducted with him "interesting conversations", in particular about a situation in the Middle East. She has emphasized that the personal contact is important for "creation of base of trust in difficult situations which, undoubtedly, are present also at our relations with Russia for the most different reasons".

Putin has visited Knaysl's wedding on August 18. He has spent only an hour on a celebration and during this time has managed to attend a wedding ceremony, to say a toast in German, to dance with the minister and also to leave the wishes on a cowl of the car of Knaysl and her groom.

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