Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed a prestigious award on US actor Steven Seagal for his work on strengthening worldwide “cooperation.”
Moscow,UPDATED: Feb 27, 2023 23:42 IST
US actor Steven Seagal (proper) getting his Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin in 2016 (File picture: AFP)
By Agence France-Presse: Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed a prestigious award on US actor Steven Seagal for his work on strengthening worldwide “cooperation,” in accordance with an official decree launched Monday.
In the a long time because the top of his Hollywood fame, Seagal has been an outspoken supporter of Putin, who granted the 70-year-old movie star citizenship a number of years in the past.
Moscow stated Seagal had been given the Order of Friendship for his “major contribution to the development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation.”
Last August, Seagal visited the japanese Ukraine area of Donetsk, together with the destroyed Olenivka detention centre the place dozens of Ukrainian prisoners have been reported to have died.
Ukraine and Moscow traded blame for an assault on the power final July.
In 2018, the Russian overseas ministry appointed Seagal a particular consultant for Russian-US humanitarian ties.
He was granted Russian citizenship in 2016, when Putin personally handed a Russian passport to the actor throughout a televised assembly.
Rex Tillerson, the previous US Secretary of State and CEO of ExxonMobil, in addition to present FIFA president Gianni Infantino are amongst notable foreigners to have additionally acquired the award.
Feb 27, 2023