Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Russia Names Steven Seagal As US Envoy | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Russia Names Steven Seagal As US Envoy | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

The actor has been a very public supporter of Putin, going on television to defend the Russian president over accusations of meddling in the 2016 United States elections.

Action-movie star Steven Seagal has played a former Central Intelligence Agency agent, a hit man and a killer of criminals.

"Everywhere you look in Russian Federation - the terms of Steven Seagal", wrote the editor of the Bureau of si-EN-EN in Moscow Nathan Hodge.

Russian Federation has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States.

Steven Seagal's new Russian position is a ceremonial post, which is similar to a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, meaning that the former action star won't have any official responsibility.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on Saturday saying Seagal's role would be to develop Russian-U.S. relations in the "humanitarian" sphere, including in the fields of culture, art and youth exchanges.

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Relations between the two countries have been fraught as USA intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of interfering in the 2016 elections and have warned it could do so again in the November contests.

The Russian Embassy in the United States also confirmed the appointment on Twitter. "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".

Seagal's grandmother was born in Vladivostok, Russia, and the two men share a passion for martial arts.

Seagal received Russian citizenship back in 2016, where he's been outspoken in his defence of Putin, even calling him a "great, great, great world leader, maybe, the greatest".

Russian Federation isn't the only country offering overtures to Seagal.

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