Skip to comments.Putin Makes French Film Star Depardieu a Russian
Posted on 01/03/2013 11:30:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.
The "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Green Card" actor bought a house across the border in Belgium last year to avoid a new tax rate for millionaires planned by France's Socialist President Francois Hollande, but said he could also seek tax exile elsewhere.
Putin said last month that Depardieu would be welcome in Russia, which has a flat income tax rate of 13 percent, compared to the 75 percent on income over 1 million euros ($1.32 million) that Hollande wants to levy in France.
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Strange to realize that Russia’s boss is now the capitalist, and ours is the commie.
Reading Pravda will tell you that. It’s my favorite paper.
I have never heard of this guy before but he sure does get a lot of attention!