The Russian foreign minister announced on Facebook that the actor will be its special envoy for humanitarian ties with the US.
It would be recalled that an alleged Russian spy with apparent ties to a Donald Trump campaigner in has been in the news concerning Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election.
He will receive no salary, the Ministry said, adding, "It's a case of people's diplomacy intersecting with traditional diplomacy". He supported the Russian annexation of Crimea. He has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct.
Seagal, who occasionally appears on Russian state TV to talk about his views and career, was cited by Kremlin-backed TV station RT as welcoming the appointment.
Seagal does not believe Russian Federation interfered in the US presidential election.
"I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations", state-funded TV channel RT cited Seagal as saying on Saturday. 'I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially'.
The "Under Siege" star will serve as "special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry on issues of Russian-American humanitarian ties", the ministry said in a statement.
The 66-year-old actor was born in Lansing, the capital city of U.S. state of MI.