According to “France24”, the French … pardon … Russian actor, is building a house in Moscows suburbs. I wonder where that will be? Probably, where all of the Russian elite is living, incl. Putin and Medvedeev, out on the Rublovka. but no … he chose the village Beliye Stolby, which is close to Domodedovo. I wonder, if he knows that Air France is flying from Sheremetyevo, which is on the other side of the city and can be a 3 hour car drive away during rush hour.
AFP – Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who received a Russian passport this month, has bought a plot of land outside Moscow and is building a wooden house, a top Russian film official said in an interview published Friday.
The star of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Green Card” was so taken with the Russian countryside that he bought the land even before Russian President Vladimir Putin handed him a passport this month, said Nikolai Borodachev, general director of the state film archive Gosfilmofond.
Depardieu bought the plot in the village of Beliye Stolby which also houses Gosfilmofond’s vast archive, Borodachev told popular daily Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“When he saw our countryside — birch trees and a pond with wild ducks and river rats swimming and where you can go fishing — he decided to settle down here,” Borodachev said.
“Gerard himself chose the plot. And he asked me to start building a large, beautiful house that has to be made of wood. We’ve already laid the groundwork and put up a guest house where Gerard will live temporarily.”