Monday, 24 September, 2018

Russian Federation appoints actor Steven Seagal to deepen ties with US

Moscow appoints action star Steven Seagal special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties Steven Seagal, actor, appointed Russian envoy to United States
| 06 August, 2018, 09:28

"And this kind of propaganda is really a diversion ... so that the people in the United States of America won't really see what's happening", Seagal continued, praising Putin as "a great world leader" and "brilliant tactician".

Back in 2016, Steven Seagal was awarded Russian citizenship, likely because he was making so many trips to visit his friend Vladimir Putin.

Action movie star Steven Seagal has said he takes his appointment to the position of Russia's special envoy to the United States "very seriously".

Russian Foreign Ministry which made the announcement on Facebook late on Saturday said Seagal will be tasked with furthering "Russian-American relations".

Seagal's films, which often highlight his martial arts skills, are popular in Europe.


US actor Steven Seagal watches the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. "As for worldwide practice, you can draw a parallel with the functions of United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors". 'I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially'. In his first big role in the 1988 movie Above the Law, Seagal played a former Central Intelligence Agency agent, and in one of his latest films, Mercenary: Absolution, he played a contract killer.

The Washington Post was unable to immediately reach Seagal for comment. He said he had called Putin "ONE of the World's Great Leaders".

Long before Seagal and Putin became buds, the dual citizen tried in jest to influence the Russian president's reputation overseas.

Seagal, who occasionally appears on Russian state TV to talk about his views and career, was cited by Kremlin-backed TV station RT as welcoming the appointment.

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