The new President of Austria showed Ukrainian roots

Great-grandfather of the newly elected President of Austria Alexander van der Bellen was from Ukraine. Relevant data was posted on his page in Facebook the city archive of Tallinn, which is primarily focused on the Estonian origin of the van der Bellen.

In particular, the President’s parents were citizens of Estonia and at the time of his son’s birth in 1944 lived in this country.

In Russian Pskov family van der Belenov arrived from Holland in 1763, 1791-m moved to Tartu Estonia.

Grandfather on the paternal side was born in Pskov and identified their nationality as «Russian». To his children he gave Russian names.

Great-grandfather of Alexander van der Bellen (also paternal), George Maximilian Reimann, was born in 1826 on the territory of modern Ukraine, in the Poltava province.

As reported, Alexander van der Bellen won the presidential election in Austria with the advantage over the ultra-right Pro-Russian candidate Norbert Hofer 16.3 thousand votes.

The new President of Austria showed Ukrainian roots 25.05.2016

Май 25th, 2016 by
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