Russian Federation names Steven Seagal a special envoy to US

Actor Steven Seagal attends the SMASH Global V pre Oscar fight at Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles California

Actor Steven Seagal attends the SMASH Global V pre Oscar fight at Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles California

"And this kind of propaganda is really a diversion ... so that the people in the United States of America won't really see what's happening", Seagal continued, praising Putin as "a great world leader" and "brilliant tactician".

As for the choice of Steven Seagal to be the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative to improve United States and Russian relations, that seems a bit puzzling.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the actor's appointment on Facebook, saying his mission will include promoting relations between both the countries "in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges and more".

The statement reads that Seagal's portfolio in the unpaid position would be to 'facilitate relations between Russian Federation and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges'. "I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially". According to the statement, the position is unpaid and is similar to the role played by the United Nations' goodwill ambassadors.

Seagal's grandmother was born in Vladivostok, and the actor and Putin share a passion for martial arts.

The Washington Post was unable to immediately reach Seagal for comment.

It is the latest honour Russian Federation has bestowed upon Seagal. Seagal once referred to Putin as "one of the great living world leaders". Later that month, Putin, who has been described as a fan of the martial arts that Seagal practices in his movies, personally presented the actor with a Russian passport.

Seagal's new role was noted by Kremlin-backed TV station RT, who noted Seagal as welcoming the appointment. Seagal has said that it's "stupid" to think that Russian Federation or any other country has the technology to tamper with voting.

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