Actor Steven Seagal Gets Russian Citizenship After Trump’s Election

Vladimir Putin With Actor Steven Seagal
Vladimir Putin With Actor Steven Seagal

President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with U.S. actor Steven Seagal at the Kremlin last week. The President presented the actor with his new Russian passport and congratulated him on receiving Russian citizenship.

Putin said that the citizenship to Steven Seagal “may indicate a gradual normalization of our interstate (U.S.-Russia) relations.”

A couple of weeks ago, Putin also had a telephone conversation with the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory while expressing his desire to have better relations with the U.S.

Although it is not yet clear why Seagal took Russian citizenship, the possibility cannot be ruled out that he too may not be quite comfortable under the future Trump presidency.

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Many Americans have refused to accept Trump as their President. They have threatened to leave America because Trump had been delivering hate speeches against minority communities such as people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBT people, and so on.

Now protesters have decided to disrupt even the Inauguration Day ceremony on January 20, 2017 when Trump is scheduled to begin his four-year term as President.

The anger against Trump has reached such an extreme that people have decided to challenge the outcome of the presidential election that took place on November 8.

After her vote recount petition in Wisconsin, former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is now exploring similar recounts in multiple states.

Earlier it was believed that the Wisconsin recount may not change the outcome of the election in which Trump won by defeating her Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.

However, if the recount happens in more states Trump must be a worried President-elect, mainly because Clinton won the popular vote by a whopping margin of nearly 2 million votes.

According to a Kremlin statement, after getting the Russian citizenship, Steven Seagal thanked Putin by saying: “Spasibo bolshoye.” (Thank you very much.)

Photo courtesy: Kremlin

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