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Putin Bestows Friendship Award on Actor Steven Seagal
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with U.S. actor Steven Seagal after visiting an oceanarium on Russky Island where the East Economic Forum takes place in the Russian Far Eastern port of Vladivostok, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin Bestows Friendship Award on Actor Steven Seagal

Monday, 27 February 2023 02:44 PM EST

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed a state decoration on Steven Seagal, the American action-movie actor who also holds Russian citizenship.

The awarding of the Order of Friendship was announced on the Russian government's internet portal. The order recognizes people who Russia considers to have contributed to bettering international relations.

Seagal was a vocal supporter of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and last year visited the Russian-held Ukrainian town of Olenivka where dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war were reportedly killed in an attack for which Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other.

Seagal was named in 2018 as a Russian Foreign Ministry humanitarian envoy to the United States and Japan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed a state decoration on Steven Seagal, the American action-movie actor who also holds Russian citizenship.The awarding of the Order of Friendship was announced on the Russian government's internet portal. The order...
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