Austria's Former Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl: From Lebanon to St. Petersburg - with Ponies in her Luggage

PeopleOther ♦ Published: September 12, 2023; 22:31 ♦ (Vindobona)

Karin Kneissl, the former Austrian foreign minister, has become a major figure on the international stage in recent years. Her latest move has now seen her relocate to Russia, more precisely to St. Petersburg.

Karin Kneissl invited Vladimir Putin to her wedding in 2018 and danced with the Russian head of state. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons /, CC BY 4.0

This is not her first appearance in Russia; she was recently a guest at the Moscow Conference on International Security and the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russian agency TASS reported. Her Instagram posts speak volumes about her affinity for the country, particularly St. Petersburg, which she calls "one of the most…