Depardieu Now Invited to Become Communist

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 16:55| Views: 1319 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Depardieu Now Invited to Become Communist French actor Gerard Depardieu. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russia's Communist Partyhas invited French actor and tax exile Gerard Depardieu to join its ranks, it emerged on Friday.

"Yes, today I wrote an official letter to Depardieu in France inviting him to join the KPRF. ... I think he has great respect for his father, who was a member of the Communist Party, and would share his position," the party's First Secretary Valery Rashkin said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

Ironically, Depardieu left France as a sign of protest against the imposition of a 75 percent tax on the wealthiest earners by Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin personally gave French film star Gerard Depardieu his new Russian passport last week.

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