January 6, 2013

Depardieu's Unlikely Ally: National Review

Mark Adomanis, Forbes

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Is Hollande's supertax a great idea? Probably not. But we need to remember that today’s Russia isn’t the Soviet Union and that far from berating bourgeois film stars like Depardieu, its government welcomes them with open arms.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, United States, Eurozone, Europe, France, NATIONAL REVIEW, Gerard Depardieu


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