Russia names Steven Seagal special envoy to U.S.

Russia names Steven Seagal special envoy to U.S.

The unpaid position was likened to that of a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Seagal would receive no salary, and added that the actor's appointment is "a case of people's diplomacy intersecting with traditional diplomacy". "The task is to facilitate relations between Russian Federation and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges, and so on".

US-born Seagal, whose paternal-grandparents were Russian Jews who emigrated to the United States, gained Russian citizenship in 2016 after a history of engagement with the country dating back to his opening of a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Moscow in the 1990s. 66-year-old actor has starred in 56 movies.

The actor is now in charge of deepening art, cultural, and youth ties between the two countries. "I always felt that the USA and Russian Federation should be best friends and allies". "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".

He has called the investigation into the Russian involvement in US elections "propaganda", according to USA Today. "We all spy on each other".

That is according to the actor's statement he posted on Twitter.

In an unorthodox selection, movie star Steven Seagal has been named as Russia's special representative to the U.S.

Seagal feels "deeply humbled and honoured" to have been given his new position. Later on, the two admired together that year's crop of carrots and watermelons.

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.

It seems no coincidence that Seagal has both Russian and Serbian citizenship. "As a Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer, Steven lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man ..."