Russia appoints Steven Seagal as special envoy to U.S. for humanitarian ties

Russia appoints Steven Seagal as special envoy to U.S. for humanitarian ties
Steven Seagal enjoys a cultural moment in Russia. YouTube, Wochit

[Ed. – So much to just enjoy about this. No need to really even comment.]

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.

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