Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura heads to Russia for a new show.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

Jessie Ventura got a new job working for the Russians. The former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler says he hasn't been able to find work here in the U.S. since his defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, and that he has personal assurances from Russian president Vladimir Putin that "the world according to Jesse" his new commentary show, won't be censored by the government-funded RT, an all-English network.

He adds my United States union throws me in the dirt and who comes to the rescue? Russia. Ventura said he signed a contract last fall for 32 shows, but hasn't yet filmed an episode, which he'll do in Minnesota.

The first installment was to air in the next month.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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