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Russia Appoints Steven Seagal to Improve U.S. Cultural Ties

Russia Appoints Steven Seagal to Improve U.S. Cultural Ties

Steven Seagal is trading his martial arts training for diplomatic skills in his new role as the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative to improve United States and Russian relations. Seagal is not getting paid for his new job, but he'll be tasked with deepening cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. Back in 2016, President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to Seagal in effort to help relations between Moscow and the United States. However, things have really only gotten worse since then.

Steven Seagal's new Russian position is a ceremonial post, which is similar to a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, meaning that the former action star won't have any official responsibility. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given. The actor has been a very public supporter of Putin, going on television to defend the Russian president

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