Gerard Depardieu Receives A Russian Passport From President Vladimir Putin


French actor Gerard Depardieu, who has threatened to quit his... News PhotoActor,Airport,Bill,Crisis,Escape,French Culture,Gerard Depardieu,High Section,High Up,Human Interest,Joseph Stalin,Mordovia,New,Passport,People,Performance,Residential Building,Russia,Saransk,Snow,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench actor Gerard Depardieu, who has threatened to quit his homeland to avoid higher taxes, shows off his new Russian passport on January 6, 2013 at Mordovia airport in Saransk where he has been offered residence in this central Russia region known for Stalin-era Gulag labour camps. The former Oscar nominee travelled to snow-covered Mordovia a day after he met with strongman President Vladimir Putin at his sumptuous Black Sea villa in the resort town of Sochi for friendly banter over a meal. AFP PHOTO / CAROLINE LARSON (Photo credit should read CAROLINE LARSON/AFP/Getty Images)