Sunday, June 2, 2013
Steven Seagal helped U.S. lawmakers on Russia visit
Steven Seagal is an actor, a deputy sheriff, a martial arts enthusiast, and now add diplomat to his resume. Seagal joined U.S. congressional delegation to Moscow to determine how the two countries could have shared information that would have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing.
New York Times reported that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., praised Seagal for his work organizing meetings with various Russian leaders, including Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin.
"I don't know if he would have been available to us without Steven actually suggesting that he do that," he told reporters. "We are very pleased that he opened up some doors for us so we could have some very high level discussions."
Segal has apparently developed a web of high level contacts in Russia, which he tapped into for a visiting delegation of American lawmakers. He claims a close relationship with both Vladimir Putin and Chechnya's Kremlin-supported leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.