The Under Siege star has been asked to deepen cultural ties between the two countries.
In 2016, Putin gifted Seagal with a Russian passport, seemingly as an example of Putin’s good faith and will to improve ties between Washington and the Kremlin—or perhaps he was just really jazzed on any one of the six films IMDB credits to Seagal that year, including The Asian Connection. (Story by Tom Sizemore!) Since then, relations between the U.S. and Russia have hit a little bit of a slide, compounded by an investigation into Russian hackers employed by the Kremlin influenced the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Recently, Seagal has been accused multiple times of sexual assault, which he denies.
In a Facebook post, the Russian Foreign Ministry Facebook page explained that Seagal was clear that Seagall’s new gig is unpaid. “This is a socio-political position, not involving a monetary reward.” This is an instance, according to the Ministry, of “when people’s diplomacy meets traditional diplomacy.”
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My hero to help Trump from falling over his own feet.