Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, have Russian citizenship, he offered himself in the place of the Governor of Primorsky Krai. The corresponding statement he made at the meeting with the audience at the Vladivostok international film festival of the Asia-Pacific region “Pacific Meridian”, the Interfax Wednesday, September 26.

Photo: press service of the Kremlin

“On the paternal side of my ancestors here. I want to study Primorsky Krai, see more. And become your Governor,” he said in response to a question.

The statement of the actor provoked the applause of the audience, the Agency said.

In early August, the Russian foreign Ministry took on the work of Steven Seagal. At no charge he will be engaged in projects in the sphere of culture, art, science, education and sports. Later in the same month, the actor have registered in Russia as an individual entrepreneur.

Segal received Russian citizenship in November 2016 . The passport he personally handed President Vladimir Putin.

On 16 September in Primorye was held the second round of gubernatorial elections, which was attended by United Russia Andrey Tarasenko and Communist Andrey Ishchenko. The next day they accused each other of rigging the election process. On the recommendation of the CEC of Russia, election Commission of the Primorsky territory recognized the voting results invalid. A new election must be held within three months.