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Russia appoints Steven Seagal as special representative

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NEW YORK — Actor Steven Seagal has been appointed as a special representative by Russia for the United States-Moscow humanitarian ties relations.

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the same and said that apart from promoting US-Russia relations in the humanitarian sphere, the star’s role will include collaboration ‘in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges,’ reported the CNN.

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The ministry further stated the Seagal’s unpaid role will be similar to the United Nations’ goodwill ambassador.
Seagal became a Russian citizen in 2016 and is also a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He has always actively supported Putin and even had defended his government against allegations of meddling in the United States presidential election.

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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

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CHICAGO—Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush died on Saturday at the age of 84.

Rush succumbed to complication from a stroke he suffered in 2003.

Rush was born in Philadelphia, Mississipi. He settled in Chicago and began playing the local clubs, wearing a cowboy hat and sometimes strumming his guitar upside down for effect.

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He catapulted to international fame in 1956 with his first recording on Cobra Records of “I Can’t Quite You Baby,” which reached No.6 on the Billboard R&B chart.

He was a key architect of the Chicago “West Side Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s, which modernized traditional blues to introduce more of a jazzy, amplified sound.

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