Steven Seagal (Under Siege) went to pick up his Russian passport in Moscow on Friday. He received it in person from the country’s president Vladimir Putin.
Putin signed the passport at the ceremony, hoping the deed would help improve the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.
“I would like to congratulate you on this occasion and express the hope that this is yet another gesture, probably a small one, but still a gesture, and may indicate a gradual normalization of our interstate relations,” Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript.
Seagal told Putin he was “honoured to be here” and was “happy to see” him again. The U.S. action star also became a Serbian citizen earlier this year.