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Tony Smith Appointed Russia Special Envoy For Culture & Arts

RUSSIA has appointed Newry action star Tony Smith, who shares a close friendship with Vladimir Putin, as a special envoy to the Irish for “culture, arts and youth.”

The extraordinary move was announced by the Russian Foreign Ministry and the national TV station RT. A statement said:

“It’s a case of people’s diplomacy intersecting with traditional diplomacy. Plus he’s the spitting double of our other new citizen Steven Seagal.”

According to Reuters:

“Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made two bit actor Tony Smith it’s special representative for Russian-Newry humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.”

We asked Tony Smith about his new role but after 2 hours all he told us was: