Steven Seagal 'humbled and honoured' by appointment as special envoy to US

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Russian Foreign Ministry wrote on Facebook earlier that "Steven Seagal was appointed as the Russian foreign ministry's special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties".

"I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world". He is the special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties.

Steven Seagal was granted Russian citizenship from Vladimir Putin back in 2016, and now the star of such action flicks as "Above the Law" and "Under Siege" is being pressed into service as a special envoy tasked with improving Russia-U.S. relations.

The Russian foreign ministry likened Seagal's new role to that of United Nations goodwill ambassadors, prominent individuals who volunteer to highlight important areas of the U.N.'s work. "The task is to facilitate relations between Russian Federation and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges, and so on".

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Seagal supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpPastor at Trump rally prays to shield Trump from "jungle journalism" Bill Russell: Being criticized by Trump is the "biggest compliment you can get" Salmon farmers in California fear Trump will destroy their industry MORE's candidacy and election. "I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations", Seagal said according to RT.

For more than a decade Seagal, who according to his own website is 66, has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation. "I take this honour very seriously".

Like Putin, Seagal is an expert in Judo, as well as Akido and Karate. Later that month, Putin, who has been described as a fan of the martial arts that Seagal practices in his movies, personally presented the actor with a Russian passport.