In an unconventional pick, action star Steven Seagal has been named as Russia's special representative to the U.S.
The once-prolific actor has been recruited to deepen ties with the U.S. in the humanitarian field, assisting "cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges," according to Russia's foreign ministry.
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While the 66-year-old star of '90s martial arts flicks like Under Siege and Hard to Kill might come across as an odd choice, Seagal has been courted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past few years. Read more...More about Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Steven Seagal, and Culture