The actor hopes his appearance in the country will help promote peace. Alicia Powell reports.
Steven Seagal sings for peace. The American actor hit the stage in Crimea to sing a series of blues songs following a motorcycle rally in the Black Sea Port of Sevastopol. Seagal, who calls himself a personal friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says he hopes his performance will inspire unity. SOUNDBITE: Steven Seagal, actor, saying (English): "My greatest desire is to bring Russia and America together. It always has been. And music is the language of the gods. It's the one language that all people understand; it's the one language that brings all people together." After the show, Seagal was presented with a designer T-shirt bearing the likeness of Putin in dark sunglasses. The actor told reporters he grew up with Russian-speaking relatives, but unfortunately cannot speak the language.