The appointment of actor Steven Seagal, a special envoy of the Russian foreign Ministry, former us Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul described by the words “desperate” and “I wonder”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul reacted to the appointment of American actor Steven Seagal, a special envoy of the Russian foreign Ministry for humanitarian Affairs with the United States the word “desperately”.
He wrote about this in his Twitter in response to the message of the Russian foreign Ministry.
In the following tweet McFaul asked whether Seagal is a Russian citizen. “It will be “interesting”: Russia has appointed Steven Seagal special representative for improving relations with America.”
On the appointment of Segal reported on 4 August. “The goal was to promote the further development of Russian — American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including cooperation in the sphere of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and so on”, — stated in the message Department.
Actor Seagal became the special envoy of the foreign Ministry for humanitarian Affairs with the United States
While the foreign Ministry stressed that Segal will work on a voluntary basis, without remuneration. The actor himself said that he always had a desire to do something to improve Russian-American relations. “I have been working tirelessly for many years informally and now I am very grateful for the opportunity to do the same officially. I am sincerely grateful”, — said the actor.
Segal received Russian citizenship in 2016. When giving him passports, President Vladimir Putin said that Russian citizenship will make it easier Segal implementation of their professional plans. In addition to Russian and American citizenship, he has a Serbian passport.