Steven Seagal Named "Special Representative" By Russian Government

Alexei Druzhinin  TASS

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that it had appointed the action star as a "special representative" for Russian-American humanitarian relations. And in a 2013 interview with news channel RT, Seagal said he believed Putin "is one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today".

Steven Seagal is trading his martial arts training for diplomatic skills in his new role as the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative to improve United States and Russian relations.

Russian Federation appointed actor Steven Seagal as a special representative to improve ties with the United States. According to the statement, the position is unpaid and is similar to the role played by the United Nations' goodwill ambassadors.

The announcement gives a nod to 2016, when Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to the American actor, saying that he hoped it could be symbolic of how Moscow's historically contentious relationship with Washington was beginning to improve. In 2016, Serbian state media reported that the government had offered Seagal citizenship for offering to open a martial arts academy in Belgrade.

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Since then, U.S. -Russia relations have only got worse however with U.S. intelligence agencies accusing Moscow of interfering in Donald Trump's White House run, an allegation Russian Federation denies.

It is the latest honour Russian Federation has bestowed upon Seagal. "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", was quoted as saying in the wake of allegations Trump sought Russian intervention during his electoral campaign.

Last year, Russian enemy Ukraine banned Seagal from entering the country for five years, citing national security reasons.

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