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Putin Grants Depardieu Russian Citizenship - In Case He Needs It



MOSCOW- The Kremlin has issued a press release stating that Vladimir Putin had signed a decree on Thursday granting French movie legend Gerard Depardieu Russian citizenship if he ever needed it.

The actor confirmed it to his friends in a Parisian restaurant Tuesday: “Putin has already sent me a passport!” reports Le Monde.

Depardieu has shown several times in the past his attachment to this country. He appeared in a commercial for a Russian bank where he proclaimed: “I love Russia and the Russians, I love its immensity, its history and traditions. I’m loved in Russia,” according to Europe 1.

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Depardieu has been getting a lot of grief from his fellow Frenchmen since he announced he was moving to Belgium for tax purposes and was renouncing his French nationality.

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Serbia And Kosovo: A Local Conflict Turns Dangerously International

Tension are rising between Serbia and Kosovo, taking on an international dimension with Russia lending its support to Serbia, while NATO has long had a presence in Kosovo. There is only one real solution to such a historic feud over territory and ethnicity, and it's called: Europe.

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A roadblock as the conflict simmers near the northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica

Predrag Milosavljevic/Xinhua via ZUMA
Pierre Haski


PARIS An unresolved conflict is always a potential time bomb. That's what happened last week in the Caucasus, with Azerbaijan's recapture of Nagorno-Karabakh, driving thousands of Armenians into exile. And it is also what is threatening Europe's southern flank, with violence breaking out between Serbia and Kosovo.

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