Russia and Austria

Austria rallying against anti-Russian sanctions

Austria rallying against anti-Russian sanctions

At a rally in Vienna, the former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, noted that the sanctions imposed against Russia greatly harm European countries. Strache said that Russia has a trade surplus in terms of oil and gas …

Austria tells Gazprom 'use it or lose it' on gas storage

Austria tells Gazprom 'use it or lose it' on gas storage

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said in a newspaper interview that Russia’s Gazprom had to fill its gas storage capacity at the Haidach plant or make way for others to use it. “We are also looking clearly and decisively at …

Austria rejects Russian gas embargo as red line

Austria rejects Russian gas embargo as red line

Austria remains opposed to the idea of a Russian gas embargo, as the move would be a red line for the republic, Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schrambock said in an interview with the Funke Media Group published on …

Schallenberg: Austria rules out ruble payments for Russian gas

Schallenberg: Austria rules out ruble payments for Russian gas

Austria has no plans to pay for Russian gas in rubles, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg told Al Jazeera in an interview. "Our position is clear. We are committed to the already existing agreements [with Russia] …

Austria accepts terms of payment for Russian gas in rubles

Austria accepts terms of payment for Russian gas in rubles

The Austrian side, represented by Austrian oil and gas company OMV, accepted Russia's conditions for paying for Russian gas supplies in rubles by opening an account with a Russian bank, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday. …

Austria stops importing and refining oil from Russia

Austria stops importing and refining oil from Russia

Austria stopped importing and refining oil from Russia in March, the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, an official with OMV told TASS on Thursday. According to the representative of the Austrian company, at OMV's refineries in …

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer plans to pay a visit to Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman for the Austrian chancellor’s office confirmed. "We can confirm that a visit in planned for …

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria has decided to expel three employees of the Russian Embassy in Vienna and one employee of the Russian Consulate General in Salzburg. They should leave Austrian territory before April 12, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. …

Austria to endeavor to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Austria to endeavor to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Austria has high dependence on Russian gas at present but will endeavor to reduce it, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler said. "Austria has excessive …

Austrian FM: unreasonable to challenge Nord Stream 2

Austrian FM: unreasonable to challenge Nord Stream 2

European attempt to challenge the Nord Stream 2 project every time are unreasonable, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on the sidelines of the EU Foreign Ministers’ Summit in Brussels Monday. According to the …

Putin congratulates Austria on National Day

Putin congratulates Austria on National Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg on the occasion of the country’s National Day, expressing confidence that constructive dialogue between the two …

Austria to buy one million doses of Sputnik V

Austria to buy one million doses of Sputnik V

Austria has wrapped up negotiations to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. In a briefing to local media, Kurz said the talks had "de facto come to an end" making …

Austria ready to purchase Sputnik V, Sebastian Kurz says

Austria ready to purchase Sputnik V, Sebastian Kurz says

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that negotiations with Russia on the purchase of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were finished. Sputnik V would be an additional booster [for the vaccination campaign in Austria] with a volume …

Opera singer Yevgeny Nesterenko dies from coronavirus in Austria

Opera singer Yevgeny Nesterenko dies from coronavirus in Austria

The death of the famous Soviet and Russian opera singer, Yevgeny Nesterenko, was announced today by his family. Recently, Nesterenko lived in Vienna, where he got infected with the coronavirus. The virus caused his death at the age of …

Nord Stream 2 in focus of Moscow-Vienna dialogue - ambassador

Nord Stream 2 in focus of Moscow-Vienna dialogue - ambassador

The implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is in the focus of the energy dialogue between Austria and Russia, enjoying mutual political support, Russia’s Ambassador to Austria Dmitry Lyubinsky said. "The …