Steven Seagal slams the American media for lying about Vladimir Putin

The actor recently spoke at the International Movement of Russians in Moscow.

North Korea has Dennis Rodman. Russia has Steven Seagal.

The “under siege” actor was awarded the Order of Friendship after his continued support of President Vladimir Putin during the invasion of Ukraine. Seagal accused the US government of “spending billions of dollars on disinformation, lies” in the media to “try to discredit, demoralize and destroy the rising morale of Russia” at an event held by the International Movement of Russians in Moscow. The independent).

“More than half of the people in America love Russia, love the Russians, and know they’re being lied to,” Seagal said. “My father was pure Russian, I grew up in a pure Russian household because my mother was completely immersed in Russian culture and had no parents. So I grew up in Russian culture.”

The Michigan native continued, “I grew up loving Russia and I loved everything I learned about it at a very early age. And for me, I am one million percent Russophile and one million percent Russian.

In 2018, Seagal was appointed special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Russian-American humanitarian relations. This year, the Order of Friendship award celebrated Seagal’s “great contribution to the development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation,” as Putin said.

In 2020, Seagal recorded a birthday message for Putin: “Today is President Putin’s birthday. I just think that we are living in very, very trying times. He is one of the world’s greatest leaders and one of the world’s greatest presidents. And I really hope and pray that you get the support, love and respect that you need. And that the trials going on now will soon be over and we will live in a world of peace.”

“It’s silly for anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with election recording, or even that the Russians have this technology,” Seagal said. “And this kind of propaganda is really a diversion … so that the people of the United States of America don’t even see what’s going on.”

Seagal was previously banned from Ukraine and deemed a threat to national security.

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