Gerard Depardieu becomes official Russian resident

Gerard Depardieu is officially a Russian resident. The 63-year-old French actor -who renounced his French citizenship because of his anger at President Francois Hollande's proposed 75 per cent tax hike on the super-rich - officially registered as a resident of the Russian city of Saransk over the weekend, his final step in gaining Russian citizenship. The move was required so he could provide a home address, allowing him to receive public services including access to schools and health care in his adopted country. This comes six weeks after he penned a letter to thank President Vladimir Putin for granting his request to become a national and praised the culture of the country. In the letter, he said: 'I filed
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