May 31, 2021 - World

Actor Steven Seagal joins pro-Putin political party in Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and American action movie actor Steven Seagal visit a newly-built sports complex of Sambo-70 prominent wrestling school in Moscow.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and American action movie actor Steven Seagal visit a wrestling complex at a Moscow school. Photo: Alexei Nikolsky/AFP via Getty Images

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal proposed cracking down on Russian businesses that are "defiling the environment" as he took up a new role: the face of a pro-Kremlin political party, Reuters reported Sunday.

The big picture: The A Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth party, which controls a section of Russia's lower house of parliament, released images of Seagal receiving its membership. The Russian citizen vocally supports President Vladamir Putin and was named "special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties" in 2018.

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