Steven Seagal Wanted to Go to Chechnya

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with US actor Steven Seagal (L) during the Mixed fight Championship in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on August 11, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI        (Photo credit should read ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Was Congress worried that Chechens didn’t like Under Siege? Sources told Politico that actor Steven Seagal wanted to be part of a congressional trip to Chechnya, but that lawmakers backed out at the last minute. The trip is part of a House committee’s investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, who were of Chechen origin. Seagal reportedly “facilitated” the trip (he apparently is friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin), but lawmakers were wary of traveling to the region with Putin, given his human-right records. Maybe Hollywood will decide to make a movie out of it anyway.

    Read it at Politico