Ventura returns to TV via Russia
Years after honing his stage presence in the wild world of professional wrestling, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is returning to television, this time by way of Russian TV.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that Ventura had assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his series, “The World According to Jesse,” will not be censored by RT — a TV network funded by the Russian government.
Times have been tough as of late for Ventura, who told the AP that he struggled to find work after filing a suit against “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle in 2012.
This is not Ventura’s first gig with Russian television. His 2015 series “Off the Grid” was carried by RT America.