Russia Update: Le Pen Visits Moscow

May 26, 2015
Marine Le Pen is greeted by State Duma chairman (speaker of parliament) Sergei Naryshkin, May 26, 2015. Photo by State Duma

French actor Gerard Depardieu, now a Russian citizen, will give a concert in Donetsk, the self-proclaimed “People’s Republic of Donetsk” cultural official announced. Two concerts are also planned by Russian performer Iosif Kobzon, also a Russian-backed separatist reporter.

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