Russian President Vladimir Putin connected Monday bestowed a authorities decoration connected Steven Seagal, nan American action-movie character who besides holds Russian citizenship.
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Russia bestowed its Order of Freedom grant connected character Steven Seagal connected Monday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
The awarding of nan Order of Friendship was announced connected nan Russian government's net portal. The bid recognizes group who Russia considers to person contributed to bettering world relations.
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Seagal was a vocal protagonist of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and past twelvemonth visited nan Russian-held Ukrainian town of Olenivka wherever dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of warfare were reportedly killed successful an onslaught for which Russia and Ukraine person blamed each other.
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Seagal was named successful 2018 arsenic a Russian Foreign Ministry humanitarian envoy to nan United States and Japan.