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Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

August 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticized for inviting him.

Mr Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern Austrian province of Styria.

Opposition politicians have accused Ms Kneissl of undermining EU foreign policy with her choice of guest.

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Mr Putin stopped in Austria on his way to Germany, where he is meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ms Kneissl, 53, married entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger at a ceremony in the small town of Gamlitz, near the border with Slovenia.

Mr Putin arrived with a bunch of flowers for the bride and was accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers who performed for the guests.

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