Steven Seagal Vs. Estonia

Cordon Press

The conflict in Ukraine has had a lot of horrible consequences, but also a number of strange ones. The latest involves martial arts actor Steven Seagal and the small nation of Estonia.

The Steven Seagal Blues Band was set to play at next month’s Augustibluus event in the country, but the festival’s organiser, Raul Ukareda, has stated clearly that that will not be the case now, due to the actor’s continuing support of Russia and their controversial president Putin.

The actor supports Putin’s actions in Ukraine and has labelled American diplomacy over the conflict as ‘idiotic.’

Seagal also once again confirmed that he supports the idea of Russia taking over of Crimea.

He and Putin have been friends for years, having bonded over their joint love for martial arts. The actor has previously said that, “I would like to think I know him well. But I know him well enough to know that he is one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader alive.”

Ukareda explained to the news source DELFI that they cancelled Seagal’s slot because of the ‘negative associations’ with the martial arts/acting star.

“We had hoped that the Estonian public will primarily view Seagal as an actor and musician,” he stated.

“But, as it turned out, everyone sees him only as a politician and Putin loyalist.”

Before the news, Estonian singer Tonis Magi had started a public campaign to ensure that the Putin supporters had nothing to do with the festival. It looks as though they have succeeded. 

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    • Denis and Andriy

      27 July 2014 • 08:54

      We are Ukrainians and we live in Ukraine.
      Now Russia actively uses propaganda for justification its own aggression and belonging to #MH17 tragedy. So Russia says that Ukraine is very bad country. Please let us tell you some facts about aggression of Russia. During last 20 years Russia made bloody wars and actively supported separatists
      But when separatists appeared in Russian own territory, Russia struggled against them hard during First and Second Chechen War:
      Now Russian army supports separatists in eastern Ukraine. This separatists shot down plane MH17. They confirmed that they had “Buk” missile system and it could have originated in Russia.
      Ukraine never made aggression against another states. So just ask yourself: whom do you trust? Facts or Russian propaganda?
      After plane MH17 Russia became threat for whole world not only for Ukraine. And world must stop Russia.
      Ukrainians Denys and Andrii Shashenok

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      31 July 2014 • 13:14

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