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Russia: French actor, Gerard Depardieu, is officially a Russian citizen00:37

Russia: French actor, Gerard Depardieu, is officially a Russian citizen

Russian Federation, Saransk
February 25, 2013 at 12:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: French actor, Gerard Depardieu, is officially a Russian citizen

A special ceremony was held in honour of the actors new residency by local authorities in the small town of Saransk, located in Central Russia and home to around 300,000 residents.

The actor's Russian internal passport was stamped at the ceremony and followed by a brief press conference.

The famous French actor decided to renounce his French citizenship over accusations of tax evasions which were preceded by a scandal over a new French tax on the rich. The proposed income tax would deduct over 75 percent of those who earned more than one million Euro a year.

Upon arrival Depardieu said [SOT]: "I don't care, I'm citizen of the world. I...I feel good here in Russia. I don't care about the...I don't take the advice of the other people you know. They can say whatever they want. I am what I am and that what I am."

Russia: French actor, Gerard Depardieu, is officially a Russian citizen00:37
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Russia: French actor, Gerard Depardieu, is officially a Russian citizen

A special ceremony was held in honour of the actors new residency by local authorities in the small town of Saransk, located in Central Russia and home to around 300,000 residents.

The actor's Russian internal passport was stamped at the ceremony and followed by a brief press conference.

The famous French actor decided to renounce his French citizenship over accusations of tax evasions which were preceded by a scandal over a new French tax on the rich. The proposed income tax would deduct over 75 percent of those who earned more than one million Euro a year.

Upon arrival Depardieu said [SOT]: "I don't care, I'm citizen of the world. I...I feel good here in Russia. I don't care about the...I don't take the advice of the other people you know. They can say whatever they want. I am what I am and that what I am."

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