Putin to Bring Cossacks to Austrian Posh Wedding


Russian President Vladimir Putin, who plans to attend the wedding of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneisl, will bring the men’s a choir of Don Cossacks to the celebration, Austrian Kurier reported on Friday.

Putinwill make a stopover in Austria to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl’s wedding on his way to Berlin on August 18 for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The performance of the Cossack choir will be Putin’s wedding gift to the Foreign Minister of Austria. The Cossacks will sing before a hundred guests of the wedding celebration, including Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strähe.

Karin Kneisl, 53, was picked for the foreign-minister job by the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), a coalition partner in Austria’s government.

Austrian experts fear that Russian leader Vladimir Putin will use this visit as a signal that the Austria is a kind of “Trojan horse” of Moscow in Europe, Kurier wrote.

Kneissl will reportedly marry businessman Wolfgang Meilinger at a vineyard in Austria’s Styria.

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