Depardieu Given Russian Citizenship

    French actor Gerard Depardieu gestures during a photocall for the new Asterix film "Au service de Sa MajestÈ"  (God Save Britannia) on October 1, 2012 in Berlin. The film also staring French actress Catherine Deneuve is set to open on October 18, 2012 in the German cinemas. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Bad news if you want to be adopted by an American couple, Gerard. Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that actor Gerard Depardieu had been given Russian citizenship. The actor moved to Belgium in December to avoid paying France’s high tax rates, which almost went up to 75 percent for the country’s richest citizens.

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