Hollywood actor and martial artist Steven Seagal been appointed as a “special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties” by the Russian Government.
The new appointment was announced by Russian foreign ministry in statement on its official Facebook page. According to the statement, the unpaid position was similar to that of a United Nations’ goodwill ambassador and Seagal would promote US-Russia relations in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges.
The actor who received Russian citizenship from Putin in 2016 also made the announcement on Instagram page saying;
“An Official Message from Steven Seagal
My Dear Friends
Today I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties.
I have worked for many years trying to help good relations between Russia and America.
I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world.
I take this honour very seriously indeed and I once again thank you for your friendship, strength and support.
Many blessings Steven Seagal”