APTOPIX Russia Depardieu

January 6, 2013 - 9:32 AM
French actor Gerard Depardieu, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin after his arrival late Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the president's residence in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. Depardieu sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France, and Putin granted his request last week. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)