Austria’s former foreign minister to move to St. Petersburg – TASS

(Reuters) – Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl will move to St. Petersburg to work at an academic centre there which she heads, the Russian TASS state news agency reported on Tuesday.

Kneissl heads the G.O.R.K.I center – the Geopolitical Observatory for Russia’s Key Issues at St. Petersburg University, TASS reported.

“I co-founded the G.O.R.K.I. center and manage it,” TASS quoted Kneissl as saying. “Since there is a lot of work there and it requires a lot of attention, I cannot do this in passing, I decided to move to St. Petersburg for this work.”

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Christopher Cushing)