Vladimir Putin’s extensive chat with Austrian TV got so heated that he had to switch to German to ask the interviewer not to interrupt. The president deflected lunges at “Kremlin trolls,” MH17 and even his bare-chested photos.
Putin is meeting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache on Tuesday. The visit to Vienna will be his first trip abroad since his inauguration for the second consecutive term – and the fourth in total – in March. Before arriving in the Austrian capital, Putin spoke to Armin Wolf from the state ORF channel. The conversation quickly became tense, with hardball questions and straightforward answers.
Just read this article on SoTT, with the lovely pictures of Putin trekking in Siberia, published by the Kremlin. God, I love this man!Putin had another well-deserved brief vacation last weekend in the stunning nature in Siberia together with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and the director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksander Bortnikov.
Putin told the public that had gathered for the ceremony the consecration of the corner stone of the future Cathedral in the Name of Christ’s Resurrection was an important historic event, as the cathedral would be dedicated to victory in World War II.