Russian Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Facebook saying Seagal will be tasked with Foreign Affairs and will focus on humanitarian issues with the United States (U.S.).
Last year, Ukraine banned Seagal from entering the country for five years, citing national security reasons. His ban maybe as a result of his support of Russia.
It is unclear how Seagal who was given Russian citizenship in 2016 will go about accomplishing that goal. It would be recalled that an alleged Russian spy with apparent ties to a Donald Trump campaigner in has been in the news concerning Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. Intelligence Community had repeatedly stated Russia interfered with the election. The appointment is unpaid and will focus on “culture, arts, public and youth exchanges,” according to the post on Facebook. Seagal who love Putin’s policies, including Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and has been a critic of the U.S. government.