Putin Makes Steven Seagal a Russian Citizen
“Putin and Seagal share a passion for martial arts: Seagal is an expert in aikido, and Putin is an expert in judo. They’ve appeared together at martial arts demonstrations and official events, including last year’s Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok,” NPR observes.
NPR further notes that Segal has “emerged as an unlikely conduit between U.S. and Russian officials,” including a useful contribution to a 2013 congressional delegation to research the history of the Boston Marathon bombers. – READ MORE