FILE- This April 14, 2010 file photo shows French actor Gerard Depardieu posing for a photograph as his arrives for the inauguration of U.S. fashion designer Ralph Lauren's new shop in Paris. Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship. A brief announcement on the Kremlin website said President Vladimir Putin signed the citizenship grant on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

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FILE- This April 14, 2010 file photo shows French actor Gerard Depardieu posing for a photograph as his arrives for the inauguration of U.S. fashion designer Ralph Lauren's new shop in Paris. Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship. A brief announcement on the Kremlin website said President Vladimir Putin signed the citizenship grant on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
FILE- This April 14, 2010 file photo shows French actor Gerard Depardieu posing for a photograph as his arrives for the inauguration of U.S. fashion designer Ralph Lauren's new shop in Paris. Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship. A brief announcement on the Kremlin website said President Vladimir Putin signed the citizenship grant on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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