President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decree. Over a long period of time, the actor wanted to settle in our country and not just come to represent in different cities their projects. Now his dream has come true.
Famous American actor Steven Seagal several times flew to Russia. On every visit, he told reporters how he’d like to settle in this country. Now his dream is almost fulfilled. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On granting citizenship of the Russian Federation” according to which Stephen now considered subjects of the state.
Recall that in September, Segal visited Sakhalin festival “on the Edge”. In the event the Hollywood star has told that would like to settle on the Islands near Japan. According to him, this area is a great place to develop business projects.
“I think the Russian nationality is somewhere on the horizon. I’d really like a few months a year to spend with your friends in Russia, with people who love me here and expect”, – said the actor.
By the way, Steven Seagal personally acquainted with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. During previous visits, the actor met with the head of state in the tournament in martial arts and other activities. A conversation about citizenship than once occurred between Vladimir Putin and the Hollywood star. Seagal has often supported the initiatives of Putin, which aroused conflicting opinions on the part of Americans.
“I also admire him as a man as a great leader of the state. I was in Russia, when there was no food, money, and ordinary people suffered and died,” said the actor in an interview.
Recall that on 11 January 2016 Segal also received the passport of Serbia. In the country, located in the Central part of the Balkan Peninsula, he was going to open a martial arts school. The actor seventh Dan Aikido.
According to Segal, his ancestors are immigrants from Russia. According to the artist, the paternal grandfather lived in one of the Buddhist regions of the Russian Federation and only in the first half of the XX century moved to USA.
Steven Seagal is familiar to the Russian audience for his roles in the films “fire”, “Death defying,” “the death zone”, Above the law, and many others. The actor worked with Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Caine, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Trejo, and many others.