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Russia: Steven Seagal receives Russian passport from Putin 01:46

Russia: Steven Seagal receives Russian passport from Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 25, 2016 at 17:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to the US actor Steven Seagal at a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.

He congratulated Seagal and expressed the "hope that this is another, albeit small, gesture and it might be a sign of the gradual normalization of relations between our countries". Seagal replied that he is "very honoured to be here and so happy to see" the president, after being granted Russian citizenship on November 3.

The actor has mentioned many times his warm feelings towards Russia and called Putin one of the greatest world leaders during an interview with RT in 2014. Furthermore, being a Buddhist, Seagal has been a regular visitor to Buddhist regions of Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to the US actor Steven Seagal at a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.

He congratulated Seagal and expressed the "hope that this is another, albeit small, gesture and it might be a sign of the gradual normalization of relations between our countries". Seagal replied that he is "very honoured to be here and so happy to see" the president, after being granted Russian citizenship on November 3.

The actor has mentioned many times his warm feelings towards Russia and called Putin one of the greatest world leaders during an interview with RT in 2014. Furthermore, being a Buddhist, Seagal has been a regular visitor to Buddhist regions of Russia.

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