Topic: US Adoption Ban
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MOSCOW, January 13 (RIA Novosti) – The Kremlin shares concerns about Russian orphans voiced by protesters at a march in downtown Moscow on Sunday, but warns against calls to “disband” the Russian parliament.
“People, who express concerns about the fate of orphans, are absolutely right,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Dozhd TV (Rain TV) in comments on Sunday’s march against a law banning US nationals from adopting Russian children.
At the same time, Peskov said, people should be well informed that the Russian leadership has voiced plans to stimulate adoptions in Russia, easing the adoption process for Russian nationals.
“It is not just a ban, but an intention to create necessary conditions inside the country,” Peskov said.
Speaking on calls by the marchers for parliament dissolution, Peskov said, “Such calls cannot deserve attention and cannot be respected.”
Thousands of Russian activists gathered in downtown Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia’s ban on US adoptions, which is part of a wider response by Moscow to the Magnitsky Act, a US law that imposes travel bans and other sanctions on Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses. The law was signed into force by US President Barack Obama late last year.
State Duma lawmakers said the law was a response to what they called the inaction of US officials over the deaths of 19 Russian children adopted by Americans since 1999. Over 45,000 Russian children have been adopted by US families in that period, according to the US State Department.
But the adoption ban proposal has drawn a furious reaction from human rights groups and a number of people were detained in Moscow in late December as they protested against the bill outside parliament.
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- zoran.jelinicorphans must stay in Russia13:43, 14/01/2013I just can not understand the point of view of these people that are protesting, Russia has good revenues from oil and gas, a nice big country, sparsely populated and only normal is that these revenues are directed to the increase of population, Russia needs another 100 millions of his people to be safe and prosperous in the future, and revenues from oil and gas apart from the defense should be directed to this goal. For 50 years Russia must have 250 millions people, it is the most that can be achieved with a richness that is available and not to waste it by buying around the world villas, yachts and football clubs,
voice of selfish people who want an easy life itself and not think about the future of the country should not have any weight in the public,
because that these abandoned children need to stay in Russia and not to regret money to achieve that goal,
permits to foreigners to take the children out of the country is very harmful act toward Russia and finally to the whole Slavic world, Russia is a bastion of the Slavic world and until Russia is strong and prosperous there is no fear for the future of all the good Slavic world carries, no matter how on the edges of that world hostile ideas gaining ground,
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