Russians want adopted boy returned from the U.S.
On Mar. 2, Russians took to the streets to defend children's rights, calling for the return of Kirill Kuzmin — the brother of a three-year-old Russian boy who recently died in the U.S.
On December 28, 2012 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the "Dima Yakovlev law," which retaliates against the U.S. Magnitsky Act. The law bans adoptions of Russan children by U.S. families and cancels the U.S.-Russia adoption agreement. The controversial law sparked debates about the future of Russia's most vulnurable citizens and fuled tensions in U.S.-Russia relations.
Russia should amend adoption deal with France in light of legalization of same-sex marriages - Putin
Moscow and Washington have reached an agreement on setting up a working group to monitor the wellbeing of Russian children adopted by U.S. families, told Pavel Astakhov, a presidential commissioner for children's rights
State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei Pushkov plans to meet with special assistant to the U.S. president for Russia Alice Wells next week to discuss problems surrounding adopted Russian children living in the United States
The Russian Investigative Committee has started to study the documents related to the death of Maxim Kuzmin (Max Shatto), the adopted Russian boy who died in Texas in January, that were provided by U.S. law enforcement agencies
The three Russian orphaned siblings, adopted by the U.S. couple Michael and Penny Deckert, who announced recently that they decided to give up their parental rights to them, may return to Russia on certain conditions
St. Petersburg's commissioner for children's rights has asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to look into a situation where 33 orphans from the city, who have formally been adopted by Americans, are not being let out of Russia
Russian foreign minister says attempts made to use organs of 2 Russian children who died in U.S. - newspaper
The Russian Foreign Ministry has information that two attempts to use the organs of Russian children adopted to the United States for transplantation have been made, Izvestia newspaper reported on Monday
Pskov Regional Court has not yet received proof to cancel adoption of Kirill Kuzmin - court chairman
The Pskov Regional Court has not yet received documents proving the necessity to cancel the adoption of Kirill Kuzmin, brother of Maxim Kuzmin who died in the United States, Pskov Regional Court Chairman Valery Kondratyev told reporters on Wednesday
Russian children's right ombudsman insists on prosecuting U.S. adoptive parents of Russian native Maxim Kuzmin
Russian children's right ombudsman wants to discuss absence of charges in adopted Russian boy's death with U.S. ambassador
Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov plans to discuss the U.S. authorities' decision not to charge Alan and Laura Shatto, whose adopted Russian son died in January, with U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul
Russian presidential children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov has said he will meet with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul to discuss the problem of Russian children adopted by U.S. families with him