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The scything tale of the French actor and Belarusian president

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The scything tale of the French actor and Belarusian president

The scything tale of the French actor and Belarusian president
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French actor Gerard Depardieu, despite being branded a ‘threat to national security’ in Ukraine, still has friends in high places in Belarus.

The man with the Russian passport spent an agreeable time with President Alexander Lukashenko, once described as “Europe’s last dictator,” at his farm north of Minsk.

The pair passed the time scything grass before feasting on traditional Belarusian food and home-distilled vodka.

The visit comes ahead of the country’s presidential election, which Mr Lukashenko is widely expected to win.