Curt reply on curtsy
ZURICH: Austria’s foreign minister yesterday rejected criticism over her deep curtsy to Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding last week, saying her gesture was not an act of submission.
Karin Kneissl said such a curtsy was customary at the end of a dance, and Putin bowed to her first. Some commentators have accused her of a naive gesture that would hurt her country’s reputation.
Kneissl, 53, was appointed by the far-right Freedom Party which has a co-operation agreement with Putin’s United Russia Party.
Rohingya refugees outside their makeshift tent in the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Friday.