Young Austrians see themselves in their 32-year-old chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, a conservative populist with big ambitions. In championing him, they also flirt with the country's dangerous past.
Putin will visit Austria for the second time in three months, despite the strain put on EU-Russian relations after Russia's annexation of Crimea.
During his second full month in power, this European leader went to visit Putin.
The Freedom Party pursues a policy of "Austria first," and is opposed to Islam and immigration.