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Hollywood Star Steven Seagal Eyes Investment in Russian IT Firm

Steven Seagal Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

American actor Steven Seagal has offered to invest in Russian IT company Galaktika, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday.

The actor approached company chairman Jan Abramov with the proposal, which will now be considered by the firm's board of directors, according to Seagal's spokesperson Anar Reyband. The size of the potential share has not been disclosed, Vedomosti reported.

Seagal's interest in the company, which develops business information systems in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Central Asia, stems from the firm's "great experience" and the Kremlin's support for Russian IT firms, Reyband said.

The star has previously spoken of his desire to open a production company in Russia with local partners. 

Seagal arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to receive a Russian passport after being granted citizenship by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 3

The actor, who is best known for action blockbusters such as "Under Siege" and "Above the Law," has already been snapped in the Russian capital filming a commercial for Russian communications provider Megafon. 

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