On October 28th, the famous actor, director and martial artist, Steven Seagal visited the Moscow office of the Russian Geographical Society, where he was solemnly awarded a membership card of the RGS. In addition, the Hollywood star agreed to become an ambassador for the RGS's “Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom” tourism project.
The Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society, Alexei Tikhomirov, conducted a tour for Steven Seagal at the Headquarters of the Society. After the tour, the actor was accepted into the Russian Geographical Society. “I’m not going to judge, how much my origin plays a role here, but I have always loved Russia. I have always been very interested in Russian traditions, culture, history. And most importantly, I love Russian people, and not only because of my origin. To become a member of the Russian Geographical Society is an honor for me. "
Steven Seagal is sincerely attached to Russia. His grandfather was from Vladivostok.
The coordinator of the global tourism project of the Russian Geographical Society "Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom" Khristofor Konstantinidi handed the actor an ambassador certificate.
The actor said that he had lived in Japan for about 20 years, and offered to provide comprehensive assistance in promoting the Bosporan project in the homeland of the samurai. The status of the ambassador fully meets the enlightening interests of Seagal and his careful attitude to the historical heritage.
For the first time, the project positions Russia in the international arena as one of the unique centers of ancient culture and civilization. Attracting foreign tourists is one of the strategic priorities.
“The Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom” is a large-scale tourism project, created on the initiative of the Krasnodar Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the Ministry of Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage of the Krasnodar Territory. It covers four southern regions of Russia: Krasnodar Territory, Rostov Region, Crimea and Sevastopol. The project includes more than 35 objects of ancient cultural and historical heritage in several cities of southern Russia, including Gelendzhik, Anapa, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Azov, Taman`, Sochi, Feodosia, Sevastopol, Yevpatoria, Simferopol. The project also provides for the organization of expeditions and tours, conferences, photo exhibitions and festivals. The overall coordination is carried out by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism. You can familiarize yourself with the project in more detail, select places to visit and make a travel route on the web-site russian-bospor.ru.