Russia’s Looking To Steven Seagal To Improve Relationship With U.S.
Russia’s foreign ministry has made Hollywood hero Steven Seagal a special representative responsible for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties
You might know actor Steven Seagal from Hollywood hit movies like Out for Justice and Marked for Death but he’s now been appointed a humanitarian role that seeks to bridge the gap between Russia and the United States.
It was reported that Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that it has made Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role that is meant to “deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries”.
While President Vladimir Putin gave Seagal a Russian passport back in 2016, the country is now looking for the martial artist to help aid in foreign affairs given that the relationship between the United States and Russia has taken a turn for the worse. Although Putin and plenty of Russians are a fan of the actor, Seagal won’t be making any salary from the position but will still be able to appear on Russian state TV to talk about his views and career.
Seagal has said that he’s always had a very strong desire to do all he can to help improve Russian-American relations and that after years of unofficially working towards this direction, he’s “very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially."
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