Russia’s Overseas Ministry has introduced that it has had made American actor Steven Seagal its particular consultant for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties
Seagal was granted Russian citizenship again in November 2016
The Russian Overseas Ministry stated on Saturday that his function shall be “to contribute to the additional improvement of Russian-American relations within the humanitarian sphere, together with interactions within the fields of tradition, artwork, public and youth exchanges, amongst different issues”
The ministry additionally pressured that this was a publish associated to social and political issues and not using a “financial reward.”
RT studies: Seagal received’t be receiving any cost for doing the job, which the ministry described as “the case of individuals’s diplomacy assembly with conventional diplomacy.”
The 66-year-old motion star, who appeared in additional than 60 films, together with ‘Above the Regulation’ and ‘Underneath Siege,’ stated that he was “sincerely grateful” to the Russian Overseas Ministry for the chance.
“I’ve all the time tried to do every thing doable to assist Russian-American relations to enhance.
I used to be working in direction of with out having an official standing and now it’s a nice honor for me to do the identical formally,” Seagal, who maintain each Russian and US passports, stated.
Seagal has been a very long time supporter of Russia, visiting it repeatedly as he opened a sequence of the Planet Hollywood franchise in Moscow within the 90s. In 2013 he turned an envoy for Russian firearms producer Orsis.
The Hollywood star, whose household initially hails from Russia, acquired citizenship in 2016 and signed his passport within the presence of Putin.