Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Steven Seagal

Dear Steven! Today I learned with great joy that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted you the Russian citizenship. So, starting from today, we are not only friends but compatriots.

We heartily congratulate you on this event! I wish our country to become your second home. Here you are known and loved as an actor and a wonderful man. Millions of your fans are proud that you are not only an American actor but also a Russian citizen now.

I remember your visit to Kalmykia. You said that you would really like to spend a few months in the year with Russian friends who love you and wait for you. You have admitted a few times that you are very close to the Russian culture. Now your dreams come true.
You are welcome, dear Stephen!