Russian President Vladimir Putin presented in the Kremlin a Russian passport is American actor Steven Seagal. The head of state expressed hope that the citizenship of the Russian Federation will facilitate Segal implementation of professional plans and socializing with friends in Russia, reports TASS.
Why is Steven Seagal a Russian passport?
“I want to congratulate You and to Express the hope that this small, but still the gesture and can be a sign of gradual normalization of our bilateral relations”, – Putin said.
Segal thanked the Russian leader, replying in Russian, “thank you”, and noted that it was a great privilege to be at a personal meeting with the President of the Russian Federation.
In early November, Putin gave Steven Seagal Russian citizenship in response to his request. The actor expressed in this regard, gratitude and reminded that his father was Russian and his family is originally from Vladivostok.