The French actor, who obtained Russian citizenship in 2013 thanks to his great friendship with Vladimir Putin, is one of the protégés of the Russian president, whom he has come to compare with Pope John Paul II. Therefore, his statements about the invasion of the Russian army in Ukraine caused a great surprise in the whole world: “Russia and Ukraine They have always been brothers. I am against this fratricidal war. I tell them to stop the weapons and negotiate.”

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He himself has contacted the press to make his position in the conflict public. years ago, Depardieu he defined Putin’s policy as a “great democracy” and complimented his friend without blushing: “The Russian nation needs a person like him, with a Russian temperament. Putin is trying to restore a little dignity to the people.”

It’s not the only one. The actor Steven Seagal, who joined the Russian political party A Just Russia (in opposition but close to Vladimir Putin) in 2021, declared a few days ago: “Most of us have friends and family in Russia and Ukraine. I see both as one family and I really believe that there is an external entity that spends huge sums of money on propaganda to cause the two countries to disagree. And he added: “I pray that both countries come to a positive and peaceful resolution whereby we can live and prosper together in peace.”


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