Commenting on the subject on a conference call with
reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Seagal has
repeatedly asked for Russian citizenship.
Seagal is famous for his "warm feelings towards Russia" that he
has never concealed, Peskov said.
"At the same time, he is a rather well-known actor, which became
the reason for granting him Russian Federation citizenship,"
Seagal, who according to his own website is 64, is the latest
Western celebrity who has been given a Russian passport in the
past few years. In 2013, Gerard Depardieu, a French actor, was
given Russian citizenship by Putin.
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova and Andrei Ostroukh; Editing by
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