Gerard Depardieu will perform songs of Vladimir Vysotsky

Жерар Депардье исполнит песни Владимира Высоцкого
The French actor will sing the famous hits of the bard in two languages.

Gerard Depardieu

Photo: Yury Feklistov

Gerard Depardieu will perform in
unexpected role. French actor who, as you know, been living in
Russia and even got the citizenship of our country to take part in the concert
dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Vladimir Vysotsky. The artist will perform songs
the legendary bard in French and Russian languages.

As told
the organizers of the concert, Depardieu has long wanted to work with texts
Vysotsky. In the 1970-ies the actor even agreed to play in the film’s script
Vysotsky “Vienna holiday” without fee. Death of Vladimir Vysotsky gave
these plans will be implemented.

Recall that Depardieu has become
a citizen of Russia five years ago. In early 2013, President Vladimir Putin signed
a decree granting Russian citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu. ”
accordance with paragraph “a” of article 89 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation
to satisfy the application for admission to Russian citizenship Depardieu
Gerard Xavie born in 1948 in France”, — was reported on the official
the Kremlin website. The actor has decided to relocate after the tax
the reform of the new President, Francois Hollande, who imposed a tax of 75% on income
more than a million euros per year.