It seems like the “Depardieu Brigade” is growing. Brigitte Bardot* is considering taking advantage of the Russian 13% flat tax as well, it seems. Russia might be on to something here. Just imagine being able to get 13% of all the celebrity income in Europe. Like ZeroHedge said the other day, this might be the new Swiss bank account – a Russian passport.
I suspect the Russians can think of nothing more amusing than robbing the West of all its rich people by becoming a tax haven. Hell, I myself can’t think of anything more amusing. Socialism dies when someone realizes that solidarity among criminals is for suckers.
*On closer inspection, this had nothing to do with taxes. Mrs. Bardot is claiming it has to do with elephants. Still funny.