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Depardieu is getting a Russian passport to avoid 75% French tax.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French film star Gerard Depardieu arrived in Russia on Saturday to meet President Vladimir Putin, who granted him citizenship after a public spat in France over his efforts to avoid a potential 75 percent income tax.

Russia has a flat-rate income tax of 13 percent compared to the 75 percent rate that French President Francois Hollande wants to introduce on income over 1 million euros ($1.32 million).

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Vile old sinner?

Most of his early films were probably public funded imo.

He lived high off the public trough in this case.


His best work was in the movie 'The Closet'.

Very funny movie.

Good to see the socialists ruining their own country.

Maybe then the french people will realize you don't get something for nothing.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

It's like when we had the 90% top tax rate years ago...

no one actually paid it. It's all an illusion.