64-year-old Russian President Vladimir Putin today personally gave American actor Steven Seagal, also 64, A RUSSIAN PASSPORT!
Seagal has regularly been visiting Russia in the past few years and him and Putin have attended various martial arts events together! Seagal is a big fan of Russia as well and has defended Putin’s policies and criticized the American government.
Putin awarded Seagal Russian citizenship through Presidential decree earlier this month and then today hosted the ‘Hard to Kill’ actor at The Kremlin in Moscow to hand him the passport. Putin said that the ceremony, which streamed on Russian state TV will act as “a sign of a gradual normalization of the relations between the countries.”