Another French film star wants Russian citizenship
Brigitte Bardot, French film star and animal rights activist, has threatened to ask for Russian citizenship to escape France
After French actor Gerard Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship recently and said he would leave France over high taxes, Bardot threatened to do the same thing in order to protect two elephants in a zoo in the city of Lyon.
The actress and animal rights activist had already publicly asked that the two elephants, ill with tuberculosis, be allowed to live.
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On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree giving Russian citizenship to Depardieu, who had publicly protested against plans by French President Francois Hollande to introduce a 75% tax on those earning more than 1 million euros ($1.3 million).
Last month, Depardieu said that he could count on 3 countries Belgium, Montenegro and Russia to give him citizenship.