If there was one country in the world where Gerard Depardieu might have expected sympathy it must be Switzerland, haven to thousands who, like the French actor, don’t like paying their taxes back home.
But if there is one thing the Swiss don’t like it’s trouble. Especially if it concerns a tax-dodger. So they have taken the unusual step of dropping the actor from a Lucerne performance of Stravinsky’s L’histoire de soldat next month, telling him they feared public protests against his defection from France to Russia.
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