CORRECTING DATE TO SUNDAY JAN. 6 - French actor Gerard Depardieu poses with his new Russian passport on a theatre stage, wearing a traditional folk outfit, after he arrived in the city of Saransk, some 700 km (435 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France, and Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/Mordovmedia.ru)

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CORRECTING DATE TO SUNDAY JAN. 6  - French actor Gerard Depardieu poses with his new Russian passport on a theatre stage, wearing a traditional folk outfit, after he arrived in the city of Saransk, some 700 km (435 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.  Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France, and Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/Mordovmedia.ru)
CORRECTING DATE TO SUNDAY JAN. 6 - French actor Gerard Depardieu poses with his new Russian passport on a theatre stage, wearing a traditional folk outfit, after he arrived in the city of Saransk, some 700 km (435 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France, and Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/Mordovmedia.ru)
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