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Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.
President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how fractious ties between Moscow and Washington were starting to improve.
The Russian Foreign Ministry likened Seagal’s new role to that of a U.N. goodwill ambassador and said that the actor, who is known for his martial arts prowess, would receive no salary.
“It’s a case of people’s diplomacy intersecting with traditional diplomacy,” the ministry said.
Seagal, who sometimes appears on Russian state TV to talk about his views and career, was cited by Kremlin-backed TV station RT as welcoming the appointment.
originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Kharron
You need to wait and see if Seagal does a good job before you talk. You never know.
originally posted by: Phage
Steven Seagal recently purchased a Chuck Norris voodoo doll. Just as Seagal was about to stab the doll in the foot with a pin, Chuck Norris himself burst through the door.
When Seagal arrived at the ER, he had multiple fractures to his jaw, ribs, arms, pelvis and legs, and a note pinned to his chest: "Don't # with Chuck Norris. Or his likeness."
You need to wait and see if Seagal does a good job before you talk.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: Phage
Is he being serious? mekhanics?
Sorry I just can't tell on this forum anymore. I legitimately cannot tell.
a reply to: mekhanics
Look I'll assume that was sarcasm or something non-serious.
The actor Steven Seagal has become an unlikely business envoy for a pre-Russian revolutionary arms factory after agreeing to feature in adverts marketing its weapons in the US.
Seagal, known for starring in Hollywood martial arts films, told journalists about the plans on Tuesday during a tour of the Degtyaryov weapons factory in Kovrov, a city about 160 miles (260km) from Moscow.
"My friend Igor Kesayev invited me here. On his request, I will feature in adverts for Kovrov weapons for the US," the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda reported Seagal as saying. "I trust Kesayev. Whatever's put in my hands, I will advertise."