Hollywood actor Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/hollywood-actor-seagal-joins-pro-161105340.html


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    Hollywood actor Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party
    Sun, May 30, 2021, 12:11 PM
    Hollywood actor Steven Seagal is taking on a new role joining a pro-Kremlin party in Moscow.

    The U.S.-born martial artist has long been a fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    While Putin, who granted him Russian citizenship in 2016, is a fan of martial arts.

    Seagal received a party membership card of an alliance named Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth.

    It was formed earlier this year, when three leftist parties, all of which support Putin, merged into one.

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    Political future for Segal, maybe a Deputat ( Russian Representative/Senator?) some day?
     
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    ...yeah. "Actor".
     
  3. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Actors can become presidents :).
    Maybe in this case Minister for Sports :).
    Must be good for business.
     
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    "martial artist" :emoji_joy:

     
  5. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  6. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Yuch factor for Steven Seagal just went off the charts.

    [gagging emoji]
     
  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Still can’t fathom how Silva and Machida reached out to him for mma advice.
     
  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That's how the guy gets into news nowadays...

    I wonder why he joined the "leftist" "party" - I thought he's supposed to be a conservative. "Just Russia" (I had no idea they merged with some other "parties"; frankly don't care) is a fake political party that is somehow distinct from the main fake pro-Kremlin "party", United Russia. They are supposed to be more populist and to the left of United Russia; of course, there is no practical distinction - both of these are ran from Kremlin. Same goes for the oldest of these, "nationalist" party with the name that lies in 75% or its name - "Liberal" Democratic" "Party" of Russia.
     
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Like how the Holy Roman Empire wasn't holy, Roman, or an empire?
     
  10. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yes, precisely.
     
  11. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Ha!

    The name always seemed weird to me, but I never thought of it like that. Another example that comes to mind is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. At least they got the Korea part correct.
     
  12. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Well, South Korea might disagree... :)
     
  13. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Active Member

    To be fair, it is on the Korean penninsula. It's geographically accurate, at least.
     
  14. smartdegree

    smartdegree Active Member


    This conversation reminds me of the problem facing the Judean People's Front (err.. I mean the People's Front of Judea)
     

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