Solène Delinger 11:09 a.m., February 07, 2023

In an interview given to the German daily "Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitun" on Saturday February 4, Gérard Depardieu spoke about his relations with Russia since the start of the conflict with Ukraine.

The actor, a Russian citizen since January 2013, still considers himself Russian despite the war, which for him is "great nonsense". 

Gérard Depardieu makes things clear.

Russian citizen since January 2013, the French actor spoke on Saturday January 4 in the columns of the German daily

Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitun 

on its relations with Moscow since the start of the war in Ukraine. 

"When I love a country it's for its culture"

The actor assures that this conflict has "changed nothing" in his relationship with Russia.

"Nothing has changed for me. When I love a country, it's always for its culture. But I prefer to avoid broaching the subject (of war), nobody is able to say anything about it. That really makes sense! Nobody!” he exclaims.

Gérard Depardieu, for whom the war is a big "non-sense", considers himself despite everything "always Russian". 

Depardieu had denounced Putin's "crazy unacceptable excesses" in March 2022

The 74-year-old actor concludes by assuring that he hates "when politics and culture are mixed".

On March 1, 2022, Gérard Depardieu had published on his Instagram account a text denouncing "the fratricidal war" in Ukraine.

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At the end of the same month, on March 31, 2022, Gérard Depardieu had sent a press release to AFP in which he pointed to "the crazy unacceptable excesses" of Vladimir Poutine.