Austria's Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was shot by offering government contracts in exchange for political support.
Mr. Strash seems to hint at a potentially illegal system of donations to the extreme right party of freedom he manages
. Strache and the Freedom Party were not immediately available for comment.
The video was published on the same day in a joint report of the German magazine Der Spiegel and the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
It is unclear who arranged the meeting and who was filming.
The meeting was reportedly held at a villa on the Spanish island of Ibiza, in a private room in which both politicians relax on sofas, smoking and drinking.
frames, a woman says she is the niece of a powerful Russian oligarch. She offers to buy 50% of the shares of the Austrian newspaper Kronen-Zeitung and change her editorial position in support of the Freedom Party.
In exchange for this, Mr. Strach said that he could award his government contracts, explaining that he wanted to "build a media landscape like Orban", a link to the ultra-right Hungarian prime minister. The Russian capture of Kronen-Zeitung can increase party support to 34%.
"If you take the Kronen Zeitung three weeks before the election and lead us to the first place, then we can talk about everything,
As part of the deal, he offers a Russian woman to" create a company like Strabang, "an Austrian Building firm.
"All government orders that Strabang receives now, [you]
Mr. Strash also names several journalists who should be pushed out of the newspaper, and the other" new people "we will build ".
During the discussion, the vice-chancellor says rich donors paid the Freedom Party through the "association"
"The association is charitable, it has nothing to do with the party," said Mr. Strash.
How did people respond?
Reproduced donors named Mr Strache and Mr. Goodenwoz in a video refused to send party money, according to Der Spiegel.
Two men recognized that the meeting was held, but said that it was "purely private". They added that during the meeting they repeatedly mentioned "the relevant legal norms and the need to comply with Austrian law."