I hope that we can achieve peace, harmony and progress in the world.
The Foreign Ministry, which has been engaged in a prolonged war of words with the United States over election meddling, announced Seagal's appointment in a Facebook post on Saturday, saying that his mission would be "further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including cooperation in the sphere of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and so forth".
The position is not paid and will be similar to the United Nations' goodwill ambassador positions, the statement said.
"Let's be honest. However, for anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections or even that the Russians have that kind of technology is stupid".
Putin of Russian Federation meeting with Steven Seagal at the Kremlin in 2016.
Cultural ties between Russian Federation and the USA have been hampered by the current diplomatic impasse.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has appointed actor Steven Seagal as a special representative to improve U.S.
His duties will involve promoting bilateral ties in a wide range of fields including culture, art, science, education, sports, public and youth exchanges, that will see him participate in relevant events both in Russian Federation and overseas, and maintain contacts with U.S. partners.
The countries have also been at odds over the Syrian civil war and the Russian annexation of Crimea.
American actor Steven Seagal, who took Russian citizenship and got a job in the foreign Ministry, will be engaged in advocacy work. "I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially".
In reply to the latest engagement, Seagal on Twitter said he was "deeply humbled and honored". Two years ago, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka welcomed Seagal at his private residence at Ozerny, north of Minsk, showering him with gifts that included a book and a dagger.
It seems no coincidence that Seagal has both Russian and Serbian citizenship.
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