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Gerard Depardieu

Screw France ...

I'm RUSSIAN Now!!

1/3/2013 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0102_Gerard-Depardieu-vladimir-putin-articleFrench icon Gerard Depardieu just ditched his homeland to become a Russian citizen to avoid high taxes ... and the controversial move had to be approved by none other than Vladimir Putin.

Gerard has been outraged by the French president's attempt to bump up taxes on super-rich frenchies to 75%.

The "Green Card" star enacted Plan B -- applying for citizenship in Russia ... where they only have a flat income tax of 13%.

Gerard's request went up the chain at the Kremlin ... and today President Putin put his stamp on the request. No word on where Depardieu plans to live in Russia.

Chalk up another loss for France.

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hotandcold    

His nose looks like a woman's arse.

594 days ago
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awards    

Excellent Choice! Russian women are less hairy and smell better, eh?

594 days ago
3.

Laura    

Nyet...say it isn't so!

594 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

That's called WINNING!

594 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

his urine will freeze and they can just sweep it up easily in Russia, and drunk, horny Russian men will want to have sex with his nose.

594 days ago
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static    

Who?

594 days ago
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VanessaHot    

He is dumb! Just move to Switzerland (next to France). Schumacher and a lot of other celebs live in Switzerland, you can keep your French or German passport.

594 days ago
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DaveT    

Russkies!

594 days ago
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jimi    

anywhere but here in america , we have enough smelly cowards

594 days ago
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wendy    

his nose looks like it had a cir***cision.

594 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

France' Rich pay 75% income tax. U.S.A. Rich pay 15% because of the capital gains tax law. The rich don't have any income to tax at the higher rate. Doesn't seem fair does it.

594 days ago
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bernergirl    

Approval from a man who stopped all American adoptions out of Russia, because of political b.s., wow, such an endorsement!!!

594 days ago
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FU TMZ    

Are u serious???? 75%??? I would so the same. Why even work if ur going to have to give most of ur money to the gov.

594 days ago
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SarcasticSupermodel    

France thinks it's worth 75%?? Didn't we teach them otherwise?

594 days ago
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Truth    

Mr. Global Warming himself Al Gore sold his TV channel for $100 million in dirty oil money before Jan 1 for tax reasons. Liberals? *crickets* It's cool when liberals do it.

594 days ago
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