Steven Seagal named Russian special envoy to US

07 August, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Steven Seagal speaks at a news conference while attending an opening ceremony for a research and development center in Moscow Russia

Hollywood action hero Steven Seagal has been appointed a special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties.

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".

Actor Steven Seagal on Sunday embraced his new role as a "special representative" of the Russian Foreign Ministry, saying he takes the role "very seriously".

The U.S. and Russian Federation have a weirdly erratic relationship right now.

The foreign ministry said the unpaid role will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador positions.

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.

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The 66-year-old has called President Putin "one of the great living world leaders", and when Seagal was granted Russian citizenship, said he hoped it would be a symbol of how relations between Moscow and Washington were starting to improve. The countries have also been at odds over the Syrian civil war and the Russian annexation of Crimea.

"It's a case when people's diplomacy meets with traditional diplomacy", the ministry added.

Seagal's new role was noted by Kremlin-backed TV station RT, who noted Seagal as welcoming the appointment.

Seagal said, "I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations".

According to Seagal's own website, the 66-year-old has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation for over a decade. He told Piers Morgan on the British ITV network's "Good Morning Britain" a year ago, "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".

Ukraine banned Seagal from entering the country, citing national security concerns.

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