Depardieu given Russian citizenship by Putin over tax row

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Vladimir Putin signs order giving GĂ©rard Depardieu Russian citizenship

Russia has granted citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu.

He announced at his annual news conference last month that he made the offer to the Gaelic star after Depardieu bought a house in Belgium, close to the French border in an apparent attempt to avoid France's new top rate of tax.

Watch Emma Murphy's report on the row between one of France's biggest stars and authorities here.

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