The state Order of Friendship has been conferred upon American actor Steven Seagal by Russian President Vladimir Putin through a decree.
The decree referenced Steven Seagal's "great contribution to the development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation."
Having received a Russian passport directly from Vladimir Putin in 2016, Steven Seagal has been a frequent visitor to Russia and even became a citizen of the country. Additionally, he has served as the "special representative" of the Russian Foreign Ministry to the United States and Japan.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 27, 2023
Last summer, Steven Seagal visited the occupied Donbas region, where he expressed support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its illegal annexation of Crimea. Seagal, who is a former action hero, has been an advocate for these actions.
During an interview on Russian television last year, Steven Seagal spoke about Ukraine as an existential threat to Russia.
In an unrelated Seagal story, let's take a look at the time he kicked the same person out of the same window 17 times.
Thinking about that time Steven Seagal kicked a guy out the same window like 17 different times ?? pic.twitter.com/8ti1RgcagC
— Emilio (@TheFilmMaestro) February 18, 2023
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