Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US
08 August, 2018, 17:51 | Author: Valerie Santiago
In November 2016, the Kremlin announced that Seagal had received Russian citizenship.
"I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world", he added.
Steven Seagal is trading his martial arts training for diplomatic skills in his new role as the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative to improve United States and Russian relations. The foreign ministry said that Seagal was to combine "people's diplomacy and traditional diplomacy", much like a United Nations' goodwill ambassador.
Actor Steven Seagal attends the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.
I take this honour very seriously indeed and I once again thank you for your friendship, strength and support.
In a Facebook post, the Russian Foreign Ministry said his role is to facilitate relations between the two countries "in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges".
Seagal has been closely connected to Putin over the past few years, even attending the Russian president's swearing-in ceremony after this year's Russian election earlier this year. Later that month, Putin, who has been described as a fan of the martial arts that Seagal practices in his movies, personally presented the actor with a Russian passport. But Seagal has faced some criticism for his bromance with the controversial Russian leader: He has praised Putin's annexation of Crimea, for example, and last year, Kiev banned him from entering Ukraine for five years, claiming he has "committed socially risky actions" that could threaten their security. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given.
Russian Federation is like a second "home" to Seagal.
Seagal does seem particularly interested in the former Soviet Union.
Like Putin, Seagal is an expert in Judo, as well as Akido and Karate.
In Wilton, 185 mosquitoes have been caught in the trap on Saunders Drive and one tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, said in a statement .
Asked for an update on the trio, Sarri replied: "Not at this moment, no, because I will see them on Saturday for the first time". Chelsea have reportedly called off Thibaut Courtois's expected move to Real Madrid after the club failed to sign a replacement.
On Thursday, spectators once again witnessed India's batting order getting collapsed as Virat Kohli fought a lone battle. Cook was drawn forward as the ball pitched on middle stump to zip past him and hit the off stump.
The raging Mendocino Complex fire has officially become the largest wildfire in California's history, authorities have confirmed. Hundreds of colleagues, family and friends attended a memorial service Saturday in Fresno for National Forest Service Capt.
On Friday, the Ministry of Commerce described its planned response: four different types of tariffs on $60 billion of US goods. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, remained staunch on Washington's push for fairer trading conditions with China.
He added the hashtag #BeBest , a reference to an initiative by the first lady, Melania Trump , that aims to help children. Throughout the new interview, King James doesn't hold back on discussing his personal issues with Trump.
The Premier League is the best league in the world'. "We never know, but I have been always clear about my wish of staying here". We talked only about 'Can I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday?' Cesc Fabregas may miss out due to a minor knee problem.
Wall Street finished higher despite the disappointing jobs report , which coincided with a surprising leap in the trade deficit. Despite the attention given to the "retail apocalypse", retailers have actually added 96,000 jobs in the past 12 months.
But here's the thing: This is a tweet about how the Trump Tower meeting was totally fine - nothing illegal to see here. Trump earlier in the day tweeted that the Trump Tower meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr .
Laura Calderwood said Thursday that she believes her daughter, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, is alive and may have been kidnapped. Investigators say they have concluded that a woman spotted in northwest Missouri was not a missing Iowa college student.
FIRE MAP: Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning
The size of the fires surpasses a blaze last December in Southern California that burned 440.5 square miles (1,140.8 kilometers). The fires have burned nearly one-half million acres since June and destroyed more than 2,000 structures, it added.
Crude palm oil futures gain 0.27%
Additionally, he said, USA monthly figures for production fell in May, suggesting output may be curbed later in the year. FBN's Connell McShane talks to Fasken Oil and Ranch's Rich Culbertson about the drilling process in the Permian Basin.
Manchester United close in on German defender
Sunday Times reporter Castles believes Mourinho is keen to add two more players to his squad in the current transfer window . You wouldn't have known looking at the two teams and the first 45 minutes were played nearly entirely in United's half.
China plans $60 billion tariffs on US goods in trade blitz
Mr Trump is aiming to reduce his country's $375.6 billion goods trade deficit - the gap between imports and exports - with China. An all-out trade war could overshadow Trump's otherwise solid economic record of low unemployment and stimulus-fuelled growth.
States going to court to challenge mileage rule
The administration's rule aims to preempt California's Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver and argues that it should be pulled entirely. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards require automakers' cars to average about 50 miles per gallon by 2025.