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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets French actor Gerard Depardieu after Mr. Depardieu's arrival late Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the president's residence in Sochi, Russia, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Mr. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed supertax on millionaires in France, and Mr. Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Gerard Depardieu: French actor gets Russian passport

    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 offered an apartment for free.

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