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Putin Sign Anti-US Adoption Bill, As Retaliation; Hurt Russian Children

Putin signs anti-US adoption bill, likely to let Russian abandoned children spend their lives in state institutions.

You can be sure this does not affect the political and business class. Those likely to suffer are these Russian children or the familiy who want to put their children up for adoption.
Mind you, the orphanage in Russia have not progressed that much since the days of the Soviet Union.
These are places that cause permanent psychological damage for these children.

Although this action makes Russia proud for standing up to the USA, its long term effect hurts Russia itself.
Besides Americans, I don't see many Europeans adoting Russian children.

The embarrasement from UNICEF constantly reminding Russian goverment to improve the plight of Russian insttitutionalized children, will only grow.

Adoption cases already in process are in limbo now.
Let's see what ys, our resident Russialogist and Putin apologist, has to say.
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Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill

(CNN) -- Aaron and Jenny Moyer already consider a Russian orphan named Vitali as their own. But a controversial Russian law that bans the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families may keep the boy from his new home in the United States.

The Moyers have photos of their visits with Vitali in Russia, and the adoption process was under way.
"He's our son," Aaron Moyer said. "In our hearts, he is our son."
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have put an end to that when he signed the controversial measure Friday.
The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.

Though the number has been dropping in recent years, Russia remains the third most popular country for U.S. citizens to adopt, after China and Ethiopia.
The U.S. State Department said it "deeply regrets" the new Russian law.
"The Russian government's politically motivated decision will reduce adoption possibilities for children who are now under institutional care," it said in a statement. "We are further concerned about statements that adoptions already underway may be stopped and hope that the Russian government would allow those children who have already met and bonded with their future parent to finish the necessary legal procedures so that they can join their families."

Jenny Moyer says she knows there is an orphan crisis in Russia, especially for children with special needs, an undertaking she is willing to accept. The boy she wants to adopt, Vitali, has Down syndrome.
The couple, who have two biological children and one adopted American child, said they are relying on their faith to see them through this tough time.

"We want not just our son, but all the kids over there to have families and to grow up and know the love of a mom and dad," Aaron Moyer said.

The Russian measure also bars any political activities by nongovernmental organizations receiving funding from the United States, if such activities could affect Russian interests, Russia's semiofficial RIA-Novosti news agency said.
It also imposes sanctions against U.S. officials thought to have violated human rights.

The law, which goes into effect on January 1, envisages the drafting of a list of U.S. citizens who will be prohibited from entering Russia, and will suspend the activity of any legal entities controlled by these individuals in the country.

A vote this week in the Federation Council, Russia's upper house, was unanimous, but Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized the bill ahead of its signing.

Lawmakers in the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, adopted it last week.
The move by Russian politicians is widely seen as retaliation for a law that U.S. President Barack Obama signed on December 14. That bill, called the Magnitsky Act, imposes U.S. travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in Russia.
The Magnitsky Act is named in honor of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered the largest tax fraud in the country's history in the form of rebates claimed by government officials who stole money from the state. Magnitsky died in 2009 after a year in a Moscow detention center, apparently beaten to death.

The Russian bill's implementation nullifies a recent agreement between the United States and Russia in which the countries agreed to additional safeguards to protect children and parties involved in inter-country adoptions.
Backers of the Russian bill said American adoptive parents have been abusive, citing 19 deaths of Russian children since the 1990s.
In 2010, an American woman caused outrage after she sent her adopted son back to Russia alone on a one-way flight, saying the boy, then 7, had violent episodes that made her family fear for its safety.

Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative for human rights, said Wednesday on Twitter that Russians are "well aware of, and have pointed out more than once, the inadequate protection of adopted Russian children in the US." He also said the United States is one of three nations that have not signed the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Anthony Lake, executive director of the U.N. Children's Fund, touted the importance of "inter-country adoption."
"While welcoming Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev's call for the improvement of the child welfare system, UNICEF urges that the current plight of the many Russian children in institutions receives priority attention," he said.

UNICEF asked that Russia let children's "best interests" guide the "design and development of all efforts to protect children."
"We encourage the government to establish a robust national social protection plan to help strengthen Russian families. Alternatives to the institutionalization of children are essential, including permanent foster care, domestic adoption and inter-country adoption," he said.
The United States has signed but not ratified the convention, which has sparked concerns from conservatives about its effect on U.S. sovereignty and parental rights.

Groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had urged lawmakers to reject the bill.
"This bill hits back at Russia's most vulnerable children and could deprive them of the loving families they desperately need," Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said last week.
John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia program director, has said that "this bill is frankly a childish response to the Magnitsky Act."


source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/28/world/...ons/index.html

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this is a new low, even for putin's immoral standards.

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Although this action makes Russia proud for standing up to the USA, its long term effect hurts Russia itself.
Besides Americans, I don't see many Europeans adoting Russian children
I know and have heard of several Irish people who've adopted Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Kazakh children. A lot of Europeans adopt and with countries like China and Vietnam closing up to foreign adoptions demand will probably move to Russia.
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I hate to say this, but Russia has done absolutely nothing good for humanity in the last few years.
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Aaron and Jenny Moyer already consider a Russian orphan named Vitali as their own. But a controversial Russian law that bans the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families may keep the boy from his new home in the United States.

The Moyers have photos of their visits with Vitali in Russia, and the adoption process was under way.
"He's our son," Aaron Moyer said. "In our hearts, he is our son."
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have put an end to that when he signed the controversial measure Friday.
My God, at the very least let the ones that are already in progress go through. How cruel. What a dick.

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I hate to say this, but Russia has done absolutely nothing good for humanity in the last few years.
Same goes for USA.



This is stupid. Anyone who would adopt a child and give them home, love and security, should be allowed to do it.
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Same goes for USA.



This is stupid. Anyone who would adopt a child and give them home, love and security, should be allowed to do it.

America has a lot of problems, sure, but the things that are happening in Russia are truly terrifying. The way Putin has manipulated the entire government is downright mind-boggling - and the fact that the country would pass this legislation because they're being called out for their bullshit dealings should be unthinkable. This is not high school, Vladimir.
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Hes a dictator. He has poor economy, people are starving at Russia, but somehow majority of them feel OK with him BC he gives them illusion of Russia being powerful country, wich is not...Russia is in fact on verge of economical failure. One day ilusion will be gone, so will be Putin.

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America has a lot of problems, sure, but the things that are happening in Russia are truly terrifying. The way Putin has manipulated the entire government is downright mind-boggling - and the fact that the country would pass this legislation because they're being called out for their bullshit dealings should be unthinkable. This is not high school, Vladimir.
So are in USA.
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So what? Why can people adopt kids from another country? How about adopting from US?
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So are in USA.
You have to be mad to even compare situation in USA with situation in Russia.
Putin Era has been disgrace. If Western leaders would just boycott that bum instead of making business with him, he'd be long goner.

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