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    Steven Seagal Appointed Special Representative for Russian-US Humanitarian Ties

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US actor Steven Seagal, who also has Russian citizenship, has been appointed the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative for the Russian-US humanitarian ties, the ministry said on Saturday.

    "Steven Seagal has been appointed a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry for the Russian-US humanitarian ties. The task is to contribute to further development of the Russian-US relations in the humanitarian area," the ministry said in a statement on Facebook.

    The ministry stressed that this was a post related to social and political matters without a "monetary reward."

    Seagal received Russian citizenship in November 2016.

    President Putin meets with US actor Steven Seagal
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    President Putin meets with US actor Steven Seagal


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