So Steven Seagal and Vladimir Putin are now BFFs. We have seen them often photographed together. We see Seagals's trips to Russia and we see them sharing moments and looking all friendly and brotherly. One is a Hollywood star and the other is one of the most controversial world leaders.
You might wonder what brings these two together. Is it their common love for martial arts, their controversial histories or just a case of the same feathers and birds? Powerful Russians in Moscow have sought to use celebrities to boost their images. Celebrities too have been known to use politicians and public figures to remain relevant. Steven Seagal has been known to be very vocal about his support for Putin and Putin has said quite some good words about Seagal as we will see in this article.
Here are the top moments of Putin and Seagal's Romance:-
1. Russia appoints action film star Steven Seagal as US envoy
Russia appointed Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States. By Russia here it means Putin. His responsibility is to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.” This is according to the Russian foreign ministry.
In 2015, there were reports that two years earlier, Vladimir Putin had suggested to then President Barack Obama that he should make Mr Seagal the honorary Russian consul to California and Arizona. Obama didn't make this suggestion a reality and the whitehouse actually thought it was a bad idea.
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