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Russia names Steven Seagal special envoy to U.S.

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Adrian Cunningham | 09 August, 2018, 00:14

He commented on Twitter her appointment as special representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on issues of Russian-American cultural ties.

While the 66-year-old star of '90s karate flicks such as Above The Law and Out For Justice might come across as a unusual choice, Seagal has been wooed by Russian President Vladimir Putin the past few years. -Russian relations. In a Facebook post shared Saturday, the ministry said Seagal will work on relations "in the humanitarian sphere, including interaction in the sphere of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and so on".

The Russian foreign Ministry has published a list of the responsibilities of the actor: Seagal is asked to begin saving in the United States associated with Russia memorable places, to promote the heritage of Russian America and of other events of General history.

The position is not paid and will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador positions, the statement said.

Putin of Russian Federation meeting with Steven Seagal at the Kremlin in 2016.

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Seagal expressed his commitment to Russia after becoming a citizen, saying that he "lived here often", felt "very at home", and "loved it here", Russian state-owned news agency TASS wrote in 2017. "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".

However, the Michigan-born actor also had to pay a price for his allegiances.

Seagal, who has warm ties with President Vladimir Putin and was granted Russian citizenship in 2016, said he was "deeply humbled and honoured" by the appointment. Then-president Barack Obama was "flabbergasted" at the suggestion.

Apart from his commitments with Russia, Seagal has co-signed dubious cryptocurrency schemes and has been accused by numerous women, including Portia De Rossi and Bond actress Rachel Grant, of abuse and sexual harassment.