Steven Seagal joins pro-Putin party in Russia

Steven Seagal joins pro-Putin party in Russia

Steven Seagal has a new role as the face of a Russian political party that supports that country’s president, Vladimir Putin.

The “Hard to Kill” and “Above the Law” star was formally inducted into the A Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth party at a ceremony on Saturday, according to a video released by the party. As the name suggests, the party was formed earlier this year by the merger of three smaller parties, all of which support Putin.

The Michigan-born Seagal has repeatedly praised fellow martial arts enthusiast Putin’s leadership of Russia and endorsed the 2014 invasion and subsequent annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. In November 2016, Segal was granted Russian citizenship. In August of 2018, Moscow’s Foreign Ministry appointed him to the unpaid position of “special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties.”

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In brief remarks Saturday, Seagal called for crackdowns on businesses that harm the environment.

“Without being able to arrest people, when

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