Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with US

Russia names Steven Seagal humanitarian envoy with US

President Putin, while presenting Seagal a Russian passport in 2016, said that he hoped the gesture would serve as a symbol of how fractious ties between Moscow and Washington were starting to improve. Seagal, who became a Russian citizen in 2016, is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Steven Seagal, a martial artist, is popular in Europe and Russian circles for his action movies.

"Everywhere you look in Russian Federation - the terms of Steven Seagal", wrote the editor of the Bureau of si-EN-EN in Moscow Nathan Hodge.

So, in the hope of stabilizing that fraught dynamic, Russian Federation has appointed a special representative dedicated to improving Russia-U.S. relations, working in the "humanitarian sphere" and "in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges".

"The task is to promote the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interaction in the field of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and more", the ministry said on its official Facebook page, according to a CNN translation of the post. The two countries are also at odds over Syria and Ukraine.

The foreign ministry said the unpaid role will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador positions.

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The Russian Embassy in the United States also confirmed the appointment on Twitter.

"I think this way Russian Federation demonstrates its willingness to do its best so that negative changes in the relations never become irreversible", he said. "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 is best known for dispatching baddies using karate chops and knives in a series of trashy 1990s films such as Under Siege and Hard to Kill.

Russian Federation is like a second "home" to Seagal. He attended Putin's recent swearing-in ceremony in May.

Steven Seagal once referred to Putin as "one of the great living world leaders". Seagal says: "I'll never, ever falter".

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