Heinz-Christian Stregatto: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters
“The niece of a Russian oligarch” with which he negotiated the Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian strache, was a student from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is reported by the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, citing its own sources.
According to the newspaper, the video was made by a private detective from Vienna, and the shooting has attracted a student. For a meeting with Austrian Vice-Chancellor and the organizers rented a Villa in Ibiza, which was used previously for covert operations. The organizers also hired an actress — a Russian-speaking student of the agrarian University from Bosnia, who “were selected on the basis of the tastes strache”. The Austrian secret service knew about the existence of the video, but are unable to obtain it before the publication in the media. Now the consequence tries to establish customers.
It is reported that the girl was paying 7 thousand euros a day (about 506 thousand), and the operation cost to the organizers of 400 thousand euros (about 29 million).
Filmed dirt people have suggested and then some businessmen and politicians to buy the video for 1.5 million euros (108 million), but in the end it managed to sell over 600 million euros (43 million rubles), a German company, who brought her to the publication Der Spiegel.
On 28 may, the President of Austria has sent in resignation the government led by Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz. The day before the lower house of Parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the Kurtz and his government.
A political scandal broke out in Austria on may 18. This happened after the publication of the German media of the video with the former Vice-Chancellor and head of the far-right Austrian freedom party (fpö) Heinz-Christian strache. The footage of the politician and his assistant Johann Gudenus meet with the alleged niece of the Russian oligarch in Ibiza. It was assumed that she had to help the Vice-Chancellor to win elections, for which he promised to give her part of the state orders in the construction industry.
After the incident strache has resigned. He also explained that he had met with a citizen of Latvia, and all events — planned action.
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