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Russians want Gérard Depardieu to lead Crimean wine agency

on 29/07/14 at 3:02 pm

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indexRussian politicians are lobbying officials in Crimea to establish a new body to oversee wine production in the region and name actor Gerard Depardieu head of the group.

Members of Russia’s parliament have called on Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov to set up a local agency so officials can ensure the maximum growth potential of the area’s wine industry in the former Ukrainian territory and they have nominated the Frenchman, who became a Russian citizen last year, to take on a key role.

Politician Igor Zotov is quoted as saying, “Today, Gerard is a symbol of not only French cinema and French charm, but also of the Russian soul’s generosity.