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Steven Seagal Promises To Stand By Russian Allies 'Through Thick And Thin'

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Steven Seagal Promises To Stand By Russian Allies 'Through Thick And Thin'

Steven Seagal has flown to Moscow for a 70th birthday party and pledged he will stand with his Russian friends 'through thick and thin'.

A video posted on social media has alleged the actor made a speech at the soiree in Russia's capital.

According to the Daily Mail, the Under Seige star told the crowd gathered for the party: "Each and every one of you, you are my family and my friends.

"And I love all of you and we stand together, through thick and through thin."

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It was an interesting mix of people at the party as some of the attendees have been targeted by Western sanctions in the wake of Russia's invasion into Ukraine.

The MailOnline says Russian state TV presenter Vladimir Soloviev was standing right next to Seagal during his speech.

Not only has he supported President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but he's also reportedly accused the UK of helping Ukraine fake scenes in Bucha to make Russia look bad.

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The Times added that the editor-in-chief of RT, Margarita Simonyan, also attended the party.

Seagal has previously called Putin 'one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today', according to Yahoo News.

When asked who he supports in the Russia vs Ukraine war, he sat on the fence.

Speaking to Fox News last month, the actor avoided throwing his direct support to either country.

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“Most of us have friends and family in Russia and Ukraine,” he said

“I look at both as one family and really believe it is an outside entity spending huge sums of money on propaganda to provoke the two countries to be at odds with each other."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

But Seagal has spent years cozying up to Russia.

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He spoke out in support of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and was given Russian citizenship two years later.

His passport was given to him by none other than Vladimir Putin himself and the moment was meant to show that Russia and America can be partners.

The Russian Foreign Ministry appointed him as a 'special envoy for humanitarian ties' with the US back in 2018.

It was hoped he would increase cooperation between the two countries in the realm of 'culture, arts, public news and youth exchanges'.

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Ukraine has clearly been wary of the actor, according to News Corp, and banned him from the country for five years over fears he'd be a 'national security threat'.

Featured Image Credit: NEXTA/Twitter. Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Alamy Live News

Topics: Celebrity, Russia

Stewart Perrie
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