Gerard Depardieu received a permanent residence permit in Mordovia

 

"Glory to Russia, the glory of Mordovia. This is a region that does not have oil and gas, but plenty of people who turn ideas into reality," — quoted the Minister of Press of Mordovia words Depardieu after receipt of the Russian passport with a new registration.
RIA Novosti

Nizhny Novgorod, February 23 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Astafev. French actor Gerard Depardieu, who became a citizen of Russia recently, Saturday was a permanent record in the capital of Mordovia, told RIA Novosti press minister of the republic Valery Maresiev.

"Glory to Russia, the glory of Mordovia. This is a region that does not have oil and gas, but plenty of people who turn ideas into reality," — quoted the words of a spokesman Depardieu after receipt of the Russian passport with a new registration.

The actor said that the decision to Registered in Mordovia is not a formal and serious and careful consideration, connected with plans frequent stays in Russia, and in most of Mordovia.

Depardieu was registered in a new building in the center of Saransk, the house on the street 1 Democratic, in the apartment of relatives Russian State Film Director Nicholas Borodacheva, who is a longtime friend of the actor. In the future, the actor is planning to build a house.

 

Maresiev said that Depardieu spend a few days in Mordovia. During this time he was acquainted with the work of leading enterprises for the production and processing of agricultural products. The plans include visiting greenhouses, poultry, dairy plant, as well as a modern cheese-making industry where established French equipment.

Also, the actor shared his plans of opening their own restaurant in the country.

Depardieu decided change residence after the tax reform of French President Francois Hollande, who had intended to impose a tax of 75% on income over a million euros a year.

Actor in early January received Russian citizenship, after which he visited and Mordovia expressed a desire to settle in the country. He became Ambassador of Mordovia in FIFA in the preparation and holding of the World Cup in 2018, which matches will be held in Saransk.


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