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French actor Depardieu gets Russian passport

January 6, 2013 • Entertainment


French actor Gerard Depardieu speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, unseen, after his arrival late Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the president’s residence in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France, and Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — The day after receiving his new Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin, French actor Gerard Depardieu flew Sunday to the provincial town of Saransk, where he was greeted as a local hero and Login to read more

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