Sunday, 6 January 2013

Love it or leave it

If you like it so much, why don't you go live in Russia, you goddam commie tax exile?


Update - this story just got even better:
The Russian region of Mordovia has invited French actor Gerard Depardieu to set up home there, hours after he received his Russian passport.

Governor Vladimir Volkov said he could choose an apartment or a place to build a house, Interfax news agency reported.

Mordovia is best known for its Stalin-era gulag prison camps.

Mr Depardieu has taken Russian citizenship after the French government criticised his decision to move abroad to avoid higher taxes.

The BBC's Daniel Sandford, in Moscow, says even today harsh prisons are Mordovia's principal employer.
One of the convicted members of the punk band Pussy Riot - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova - is serving her sentence there.

What are the chances of the tax-dodger Deapardieu dropping in on Tolokonnikova to show a bit of artistic solidarity? Having stabbed Marianne in the back and slapped Putin on the back, the answer is probably as close to zero as makes no difference.