Police detain 15 protesting at Russian bill to ban U.S. adoption
(Reuters) - Police detained 15 Russians protesting against a bill to ban U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans in retaliation for a U.S. law that punishes Russian human rights violators, activists said on Wednesday.
Despite criticism of the measure by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, pro-Kremlin lawmakers will hold a preliminary vote on the proposal and on another that would bar Russian non-profit groups from receiving funds from the United States.
Opposition activists said the protesters were detained outside Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma.
Another two dozen protesters stood in the freezing cold heckling deputies as they entered the building. One activist held up before-and-after pictures of a Russian child looking bruised, then happy with his new American parents.
1. Once again the US simply cannot resist the temptation to meddle in
another country's internal affairs and having a double standard to boot. Notice they're not so quick to impose visa restrictions on top Chinese officials despite the fact that China has an appalling human rights record. Ditto for Saudi Arabia.
Purely political move designed to slap the face of a increasingly powerful and assertive Russia and I, for one, support Russia on this issue because the US needs to clean it's own house in a bad way.