Talk:Steven Seagal

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Ambiguous phrase[edit]

I'm not native English speaker. But when reading the following sentence:

In August, 2014, Seagal appeared at a Night Wolves-organized show in Sevastopol, Crimea, supporting the Crimean annexation and depicting Ukraine as a country controlled by fascists.[1][2]

… I was unsure whether Seagal was "supporting the Crimean annexation and depicting Ukraine as a country controlled by fascists" or the show itself was "supporting the Crimean annexation and depicting Ukraine as a country controlled by fascists". (Actually, at first look I supposed the former, but after reading references, I realized that the latter is true. Because the second ref describes Seagal's presence at the show and support for Russian POV in general, but not expressing explicitly his views on Crimean annexation and Ukraine; and the first ref doesn't mention Seagal at all.)

So, it there way to somehow rephrase the sentence to make it sound unambiguously? (Or is it ambiguous only for me, because I'm not a native speaker?) Sasha1024 (talk) 23:30, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Steven Seagal - awarded Russia's Order of Friendship.[edit]

Just inquiring just why Rex Tillerson was awarded Russia's "Order of Frienship" medal, when I noticed in the same listing that Steven Seagal has also been awarded it too. I tried to update Steve's Wikipedia page to reflect this award, but the page is "protected to stop vandalism". If anyone could update Steve's page for me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks! 458winmag (talk) 10:30, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

458winmag, please write here what you want to add. Sasha1024 (talk) 16:38, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
458winmag (talk · contribs)
Sorry for being inconcrete:
  1. What text do you want to add exactly? Please cut and paste this: He was awarded Russia's "Order of Friendship" (no date given) presumably for his outspoken support for Mr Putin and Russia's annexation of the Crimea.
  2. What references do you have? (I can't add it without references!)
    Please see "Order of Friendship" Wikipedia page, "Notable recipients". Reference No: 23 quote: Chappell, Bill (3 November 2016). "Steven Seagal is Now a Citizen of Russia, Courtesy of Putin". Breaking News from NPR. Retrieved 11 December 2016. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 458winmag (talkcontribs)
    458winmag, there it also has no sources (it says "Steven Seagal, action-movie actor (United States)[1][not in citation given]" — note the "[not in citation given]" in the end). And no mentions about Steven Seagal in the Recipients of the Order of Friendship within Russian Wikipedia list (look for "Сигал, Стивен", starting with "С"); and no "стивен+сигал"+"орден+дружбы" mentions about that in Google. Probably, that was just a vandalism on the Order of Friendship page that should be reverted. Sasha1024 (talk) 18:04, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
    Dmcd9999, you added info about Steven Seagal into Order of Friendship. Do you have some sources other than [1]? (Which, actually, isn't a source, as it doesn't mention Order of Friendship at all.) Sasha1024 (talk) 18:42, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
  3. Which place of the article do you want it to be inserted into?
    Please insert at the end of the first section, after the sentence "Seagal once referred to Putin as "one of the great living world leaders".[15]" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 458winmag (talkcontribs)
You can provide it here (including formatting), if you wish:

He was awarded Russia's "Order of Friendship" (no date given) presumably for his outspoken support for Mr Putin and Russia's annexation of the Crimea.

458winmag, but don't forget to mention references and where exactly do you want it to be inserted into. See above. Thanks for your help Sasha1024!
Sasha1024 (talk) 15:11, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
  1. ^ Chappell, Bill (3 November 2016). "Steven Seagal is Now a Citizen of Russia, Courtesy of Putin". Breaking News from NPR. Retrieved 11 December 2016.