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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:51 PM

Putin: Orphans Should Find Families In Home Country

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian orphans should be adopted by Russian parents.

Putin, speaking at a Congress of Parents of Russia in Moscow, said, "We must do all we can so that orphaned children find their families in their home country, in Russia."

Putin also promised public opinion to be taken into consideration in future legislation regarding relations between parents and children.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:52 PM

1. Lavrov Defends Russian Ban On U.S. Adoptions

February 10, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended recently adopted legislation that bars U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children.

In an interview aired in the Russian Far East, Lavrov said the law was a response to "numerous" reports of Russian adoptees being killed or abused.

"The United States is the only country from which we receive genuinely alarming reports about how many families treat our children," Lavrov said. "And I use the word 'many' intentionally."

He said the number of cases of abuse is much greater than believed because adoptive parents change their children's Russian names, making it impossible for Moscow to track them.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:33 PM

2. I suppose it's better for them to languish for years in inhumane Russian orphanages. (nt)

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