Posted 27 февраля 2023,, 13:35

Published 27 февраля 2023,, 13:35

Modified 27 февраля 2023,, 19:00

Updated 27 февраля 2023,, 19:00

Putin awarded actor Steven Seagal the Order of Friendship

Putin awarded actor Steven Seagal the Order of Friendship

27 февраля 2023, 13:35
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree awarding American actor Steven Seagal (pictured) with the Order of Friendship.

According to TASS, Segal is the special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Russian-American humanitarian relations.

The award was awarded to the actor, director and master of martial arts "for his great contribution to the development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation," the agency quotes the text of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

Segal has close ties with Russia. His grandfather is a native of Vladivostok.

In 2019, Segal joined the Russian Geographical Society and agreed to become an ambassador of the RGO tourism project "Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom".

The project covers four southern regions of Russia: Krasnodar Territory, Rostov region, Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The project includes more than 35 objects of cultural and historical heritage of ancient themes on the territory of several cities in the south of Russia, including Gelendzhik, Anapa, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Azov, Taman, Sochi, Feodosia, Sevastopol, Yevpatoria, Simferopol. The project also provides for the organization of expeditions and tours, conferences, photo exhibitions and festivals.