Here's Steven Seagal picking up his Russian passport from Vladimir Putin
So, if you didn't know already, the world's favourite '90s ponytailed action star Steven Seagal has been making some serious waves in former Soviet countries.
He's been fed carrots by the Belarussian president, rode a horse at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, and hung out quite a bit in Russia, where he's now a citizen of the country.
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Seagal went to pick up his Russian passport in Moscow on Friday. He didn't get it from some random bureaucrat, however. Instead, he received it in person from the country's president Vladimir Putin. What else for the star of the classic Under Siege?
Putin signed the passport at the ceremony, hoping the deed would help improve the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.
"I would like to congratulate you on this occasion and express the hope that this is yet another gesture, probably a small one, but still a gesture, and may indicate a gradual normalization of our interstate relations," Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript.
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Seagal told Putin he was "honoured to be here" and was "happy to see" him again. The U.S. action star also became a Serbian citizen earlier this year.
One more passport surely wouldn't hurt, would it?