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Estonia Rescinds Steven Seagal Invite Over Putin Praise

Estonia Rescinds Steven Seagal Invite Over Putin Praise

Organizers of a blues festival in the Baltic nation of Estonia have rescinded an invitation to Steven Seagal over the actor’s recent comments praising Russian president Vladmir Putin. Seagal, also a musician, was scheduled to headline the country’s annual blues festival. The announcement was met with what The Guardian describes as a “swift outcry” and threats of a festival boycott.

After World War II, Estonia was occupied by the then-Soviet Union. Memories are still fresh, and Putin’s aggression in Eastern Ukraine along with Seagal calling the invasion of Crimea “reasonable” eventually resulted in an uproar event organizers couldn’t ignore.

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