Russia Tasks Hollywood Actor Seagal With Improving U.S. Ties

09 August, 2018, 00:07 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • World       by Dawood Rehman | Published

Somewhat of a Slavic citizenship collector, the star of action movies Under Siege, Hard to Kill, and Out for Justice was also granted Serbian citizenship in 2016, after offering to open an Aikido school in the capital city. "As for worldwide practice, you can draw a parallel with the functions of United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors".

Russian Federation has appointed the U.S. actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States.

Similarly to French actor Gerard Depardieu, who also has Russian citizenship, Seagal was banned in 2017 for five years from entering Ukraine after expressing his support for Russia's annexation of Crimea, The Telegraph wrote at the time.

Since 2016, US-Russia relations have only got worse however with US intelligence agencies accusing Moscow of interfering in Donald Trump's White House run, an allegation Russia denies. He's reportedly a personal friend to Putin, occasionally appearing on Russian state TV to speak on his views, Reuters reports.

In 2014, Seagal posted a statement on his website to clarify that he had been misquoted by media outlets saying he called Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, the world's greatest leader.

"I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations", Seagal was cited as saying.


The 66-year-old could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday.

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal is now in charge of deepening art, cultural, and youth ties between the two countries.

The actor has been a Russian citizen since November 2016.

"For anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections, or even that the Russians have that kind of technology, is stupid", said Seagal onGood Morning Britain a year ago, calling statements that say otherwise "propaganda". In 2013, Putin inclined Seagal to be the country's honorary consul in Arizona and California.

Speaking to press after the announcement, Seagal said he was "sincerely grateful" to the Russian ministry for the honour.

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