American film star Steven Seagal has been appointed special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, responsible for Russian-American humanitarian ties, Russian diplomacy said on Saturday.
“His job will be to assist in the development of US-Russia relations in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in the field of Culture and Art,” the ministry said in a statement shared on its Facebook page.
The department also stated that this position is similar to that of a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and does not provide for compensation.
And the Russian diplomacy to conclude its publication Facebook: “It is the kind of case where the diplomacy of the people meets the traditional diplomacy”.
At the announcement of his appointment, the 66-year-old actor said he was honored to be able to work on improving Russian-American relations: “I have always tried to do everything I can to make sure that relations Russian-Americans are improving. I was working there without having an official status and now it’s a great honor for me to be able to do the same thing officially. “
The actor who obtained Russian citizenship in November 2016 would be very close to President Vladimir Putin. He was present at his swearing in May.
Steven Seagal was a famous actor of the 1990s. He was recently charged with rape and sexual assault, charges he rejected en bloc.