January 4, 2013
Depardieu to Russia, But Most Wealth Is Leaving
Robert Frank, CNBC
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a master of the grand media gesture.
Whether it's amassing a crowd of supporters or flying in a glider to safely guide an endangered species of crane, Putin knows the value of a good p.r. stunt.
And so comes news that Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the oversize French thespian who is fleeing France because of its high taxes.
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