Actor Seagal gets Russian envoy job

Tanya Cunningham
August 8, 2018

According to the statement, Seagal's role is "to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere", and does not carry any monetary reward.

Steven Seagal appointed special representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia on the Russian-American cultural ties....

I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world.

Actor Steven Seagal has been appointed as a special representative by Russian Federation for the United States-Moscow humanitarian ties relations. Seagal will not accept a salary for apprising the role, akin to a United Nations' goodwill ambassador position both in terms of penance and responsibility.

Seagal supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpPastor at Trump rally prays to shield Trump from "jungle journalism" Bill Russell: Being criticized by Trump is the "biggest compliment you can get" Salmon farmers in California fear Trump will destroy their industry MORE's candidacy and election. Trump and Seagal have both said over the years that the United States would greatly benefit from a strong relationship with Russian Federation.

Seagal, who occasionally appears on Russian state television, said he welcomed the appointment, Reuters reported. "I take this honor very seriously". Back in 2016, President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to Seagal in effort to help relations between Moscow and the United States. 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". The actor attended Putin's recent swearing-in ceremony in May.

President Donald Trump has been criticized for his reluctance to speak out against Russian Federation or President Vladimir Putin, and the addition to Steven Seagal into the mix isn't going to help matters.

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