Steven Seagal Named "Special Representative" By Russian Government

Cristina Cross
August 8, 2018

According to the statement, Seagal's role is "to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere", and does not carry any monetary reward.

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

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In 2015, BuzzFeed News reported that two years earlier, Putin had suggested to then-US President Barack Obama that he could make Seagal the honourary Russian consul to California and Arizona. -Russian relations. The title bestowed upon him is that of a "special representative" for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign ministry said the unpaid role will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador positions.
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Seagal, who sometimes appears on Russian state TV to talk about his views and career, was cited by Kremlin-backed TV station Russia Today (RT) as welcoming the appointment. Whatever the case may be, Steven Seagal is honored that he was chosen to take on his new role to improve relations. He had this to say.

In a Twitter post on Monday morning (NZ time) the martial artist wrote on social media that he is "deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties". Trump and Seagal have both said over the years that the United States would greatly benefit from a strong relationship with Russian Federation.

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It's not the first time Russian Federation has tried to give Seagal some sort of semi-official status.

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