This position does not have any monetary remuneration and is akin to a goodwill ambassador, Russian foreign service said in a written statement.

"The task is: assistance to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian domain, including interaction in culture, arts, social and youth exchanges," it said.

Seagal became a Russian citizen in 2016. He is known for his outspoken political views and support of President Vladimir Putin.

Anadolu Agency