Russia appoints actor Steven Seagal as special representative

He has always actively supported Putin and even had defended his government against allegations of meddling in the United States presidential election. 

Published: 05th August 2018 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2018 12:40 PM   |  A+A-

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal (Photo | Twitter)

By ANI

NEW YORK: Actor Steven Seagal has been appointed as a special representative by Russia for the United States-Moscow humanitarian ties relations.

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the same and said that apart from promoting US-Russia relations in the humanitarian sphere, the star's role will include collaboration "in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges," reported the CNN.

The ministry further stated the Seagal's unpaid role will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador.

Seagal became a Russian citizen in 2016 and is also a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He has always actively supported Putin and even had defended his government against allegations of meddling in the United States presidential election. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment English news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp