The legendary American actor Steven Seagal has received the Russian citizenship. Hollywood star met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally handed him a new passport.

Russian President noted that the actor had a lot of friends in the country. The presence of an official document will simplify for Segal the conditions for communication with them. In addition, the actor has a lot of plans for cooperation with the Russian colleagues.

Decree of the granting to Steven Seagal a Russian citizenship was signed in November of this year. Besides, three years ago Vladimir Putin had made a proposal in front of Barack Obama to appoint a Hollywood actor an honorary consul of the Russian Federation. It is also assumed that Segal will be a parliamentary between Washington and Moscow.

New Russians

Earlier other famous people had become the owners of the Russian passports. French actor Gerard Depardieu, American boxer Roy Jones Jr., an athlete from the United States Jeffrey Monson were among them.

Unofficial sources claim that Italian actress Ornella Muti also wants to become a citizen of Russia. She recently has moved to a permanent place of residence to her beloved man in the Russian capital.