Gerard Depardieu Receives A Russian Passport From President Vladimir Putin

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A bus drives by a commercial billboard showing French actor Gerard... News PhotoActor,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Billboard,Bus,Driving,Film Industry,French Culture,Gerard Depardieu,Horizontal,Performance,Russia,Showing,St. Petersburg - RussiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA bus drives by a commercial billboard showing French actor Gerard Depardieu in St. Petersburg on 6 January 2013. Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who threatened to quit his homeland to avoid higher taxes for the rich, has received a Russian passport and met with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on January 6. Depardieu met Putin, who earlier granted him citizenship, over a meal at the Russian leader's sumptuous residence in the palm-dotted Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP. AFP PHOTO/ OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)