The 10 weirdest money stories of the year

Gerard Depardieu arrives in Russia
Gerard Depardieu arrives in Russia

For some people 2013 will be the year of the horse meat scandal, for others it will be the year of Prince George, and for many more it'll be the year we finally saw hope on the horizon that one day the financial crisis would end. But for a select few it will be the year of the truly bizarre, when the world of finances saw everything from a film star becoming Russian for tax purposes, to university professor mistaken for a retail chain.

Here's our selection of the 10 strangest stories to hit the money pages this year.
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