Moscow appoints action star Steven Seagal special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties
06 August, 2018, 09:29
The Russian Embassy to the U.S. revealed the news via its official Facebook page, announcing that the Russian Foreign Ministry had appointed Seagal, 66, a "special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties", the ministry said. "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".
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to the USA actor in 2016, and now Seagal will expand his ties, serving as a goodwill ambassador.
Actor Steven Seagal attends the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.
According to the ministry, Seagal's role is described as being akin to when "people's diplomacy meets halfway traditional diplomacy", comparing the role as that of a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
Relations between the two countries have been fraught as US intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of interfering in the 2016 elections and have warned it could do so again in the November contests. Seagal is not getting paid for his new job, but he'll be tasked with deepening cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.
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