Russia has appointed the US actor Steven Seagal as a particular envoy to enhance ties with the US.
Seagal was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has praised President Putin as an ideal world chief.
Born within the US, the martial arts star gained worldwide fame for roles within the 1980s and ’90s like Below Siege.
He’s additionally one of many Hollywood stars accused by a number of ladies of sexual misconduct within the wake of the #MeToo marketing campaign, which he has denied.
The Russian overseas ministry made the announcement on its official Fb web page, saying the unpaid place was much like that of a United Nations’ goodwill ambassador and Seagal would promote US-Russia relations “within the humanitarian sphere”.
The Flight of Fury star, nonetheless common with Russian audiences, has just lately defended the Russian authorities over claims that it meddled in 2016 US elections.
The 66-year-old has known as President Putin “one of many nice residing world leaders”, and when Seagal was granted Russian citizenship, stated he hoped it could be a logo of how relations between Moscow and Washington have been beginning to enhance.
Seagal was additionally granted Serbian citizenship in 2016, following a number of visits to the Balkan nation.