Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Saturday it had actually made U.S. star Steven Seagal its unique agent for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a function it stated was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties in between the two countries.President Vladimir Putin provided a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how fractious ties between Moscow and Washington were beginning to improve. Russian President Vladimir Putin(L)shakes hands with U.S. action hero star Steven Seagal after providing a Russian passport to him during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016.(ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images) The Russian Foreign Ministry likened Seagal’s new function to that of a U.N.
goodwill ambassador and stated that the star, who is understood for his martial arts prowess, would receive no salary.”It’s a case of individuals’s diplomacy converging with traditional diplomacy, “the ministry said.Seagal, who in some cases appears on Russian state TV to speak about his views and profession, was cited by Kremlin-backed TV station RT as welcoming the visit.”I have actually always had a really strong desire to do all I can to assist enhance Russian-American relations,”RT cited Seagal as saying.”I have worked tirelessly
in this direction for several years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the chance to do the same thing formally. “< img src=https://www.ntd.tv/assets/uploads/2018/08/GettyImages-999735138-1024x683.jpg alt ="Seagal participates in the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match in between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018.(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)"width= 816 height=544 > Seagal participates in the Russia 2018 World Cup last football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018.(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)For more than a years Seagal, who inning accordance with his own website is 66, has actually been a regular visitor to Russia. His movies, consisting of such titles as”Under Siege “and”Sniper: Unique Ops,”are popular with Russian audiences.President Putin is likewise a fan of the type of martial arts that Seagal typically practiced in his Hollywood action films.