Friday, February 8, 2013

Celebs Ask Putin to Let US Families Complete Adoptions

A group of prominent Russian artists appealed to President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to allow dozens of US families to complete previously started adoptions of Russian children, despite introduction of a law earlier this year banning Americans from adopting Russian minors. The Kremlin introduced that law, known as the Dima Yakovlev bill, on January 1 in response to Washington’s approval of the so-called Magnitsky Act, which introduced sanctions against Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses.

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