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Actor Steven Seagal appointed Russian ministry's 'special representative'

Actor Steven Seagal appointed Russian ministry's 'special representative'

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that it had appointed the action star as a "special representative" for Russian-American humanitarian relations.

The 66-year-old star of "Marked for Death" was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has defended Putin's policies, including the 2014 annexing of Crimea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a Russian passport for United States actor Steven Seagal during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow.

The appointment is unpaid and will focus on "culture, arts, public and youth exchanges", according to the Facebook post. He signed his Russian passport in Putin's presence in a ceremony in 2016.

Shortly after the presentation, however, relations between the two countries took a turn for the worse as USA intelligence agencies began accusing Moscow of interfering with the election of now-U.S. president Donald Trump.

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Seagal has also toured the UK with his band

Seagal, who has Russian roots, has been a long time supporter of the country, visiting it regularly as he opened a chain of the Planet Hollywood franchise in Moscow in the 90s. "In global practice, there are parallels with the functions of the un goodwill ambassadors", the foreign ministry said.

'It's a case of people's diplomacy intersecting with traditional diplomacy, ' the ministry said.

"I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations", state-funded TV channel RT cited Seagal as saying on Saturday.

For more than a decade Seagal, who according to his own website is 66, has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation. Russia. His movies, including such titles as Under Siege and Sniper: Special Ops, are popular with Russian audiences.

The 66-year-old actor was born in Lansing, the capital city of U.S. state of MI.

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