In November 2016 Segal received Russian citizenship
American actor Steven Seagal said on Twitter on 5 August that flattered the appointment of the special representative of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFA) for humanitarian Affairs with the United States.
“I am deeply honored that has been appointed special representative of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs in charge of Russian and American humanitarian ties. I hope we will be able to make efforts for peace, harmony and positive results in the world,” he wrote.
Segal stressed that “very serious” applies to this appointment.
I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties.
I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world.
I take this honour very seriously pic.twitter.com/LTuUxsk1aZ
— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) 5 Aug 2018
4 Aug Segal was appointed special representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on issues of Russian-American cultural ties.
The actor is known for his support of Russia’s policy. So, shortly after the occupation of the Crimea Russia, he said that the American media biased coverage of events related to Russia. Later Seagal has performed in the occupied Crimea, during a performance has set the stage with the flag of the group “DNR”. The change of power in Ukraine he called “the overthrow of democratic government.”
In November 2016 Segal received Russian citizenship.