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Russia has granted citizenship to Steven Seagal via a decree from president Vladimir Putin, published on the Kremlin’s official web site on Thursday.
“He has made requests about citizenship for a long time and quite persistently,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said
“This [was his] desire, he had really applied. He had been really persistent for a long time and been asking to grant him citizenship, he is actually renown for his quite warm feelings toward our country. He never made a secret out of it, at the same time he is quite famous, as you know, actor,” Peskov told journalists, Sputnik News reports.
In September, Seagal said that he was considering the possibility of applying for Russian citizenship. He explained his plans by the desire to spend several months a year with his friends in the country.