WATCH: Steven Seagal praises Vladimir Putin as “one of the greatest world leaders” on his 70th birthday

Former Hollywood action star Steven Seagal insists he is 'one million per cent Russian'

Image of actor Steven Seagal. Credit: Markus Wissmann/

HOLLYWOOD actor Steven Seagal took to Instagram on Friday, October 7 to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin on his 70th birthday and called him “one of the greatest world leaders”.

Steven Seagal, who recently posed with the head of pro-Russian DPR at a Ukrainian POW camp, hailed President Putin as “one of the greatest presidents in the world” as the Russian celebrates his 70th birthday.

Via Instagram stories, Seagal said: “I’ve just realised that today is a very important day. Today is President Putin’s birthday and I think that we are now living in very trying times.

“He is one of the greatest world leaders and one of the greatest presidents in the world.”

He added: “And I’m really hoping and praying that he gets the support and the love and the respect that he needs.

“And that all the tribulations going on now will be over soon and we will be living in a world of peace.”

As noted, Steven Seagal was spotted in a picture alongside the head of the Donestk People’s Republic (DPR) in the newly annexed Russian Federation while making a documentary on the Donbas war.

On Wednesday, August 10, Denis Pushilin said: “Steven Seagal is making a documentary about the war in Donbas.”

“Today he spoke to prisoners of war in the Yelenivka pre-trial detention centre. Some of the fighters there were recently killed as a result of a targeted missile attack by Ukrainian armed formations.”

“During the meeting, Stephen pointed out that 98 per cent of those who tell the media about the conflict have never been here. Therefore, the world does not know the truth. He wants to change the view of this war.”

“The task is not an easy one. I wish him success and thank him for coming to the Republic at this very insecure time.”

Earlier on Friday, October 7, Belarus’ President Aleksandr Lukashenko also sent greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his 70th birthday.

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    • Robert Saunders

      07 October 2022 • 16:10

      Until today I was a fan of Steven, but in this instance the phrase ‘Crash & Burn’ comes to mind. Perhaps, he doesn’t care at his age that, Putin, a diminutive despot, with a Hitler mindset could be responsible for a third world war.

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