Gerard Depardieu gets Russian address 1 Democracy St.

The Province
Saturday 23rd February, 2013

MOSCOW — French actor Gerard Depardieu got a new permanent address Saturday in Russia — 1 Democracy St. — adding a final touch to his quest to get Russian citizenship.After receiving his Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin last month, Depardieu had it stamped with the new address in Saransk, a city of 300,000 about 640 kilometres east of Moscow.The actor has been at the centre of a heated debate over tax exiles as France’s Socialist government proposes a hefty tax on the rich, but he has denied that he accepted the passport to escape the taxman.Saransk is the provincial capital o…

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