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Medvedev stands up for Russian adoptees abroad

Topic: Talks on bilateral child adoption agreement

Dmitry Medvedev meets with Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov (left) and Prosecutor General Yury Chaika (right)
17:11 03/12/2011
GORKY, December 3 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: adoption, Brian Dykstra, Michael Craver, Nannette Craver, Pavel Astakhov, Dmitry Medvedev, Gorki, United States, Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev urged government agencies on Saturday to work out a way to punish foreigners for violent treatment of adopted Russian children in the wake of recent acquittal rulings in the United States.

The president stepped in to protect Russian children after courts in the U.S. cleared three adoptive parents of premeditated murder charges in two child killing cases in the past month.

“There cannot be any distinction here between cases happening abroad and those taking place in our country because all these are grave crimes,” Medvedev told Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov.

According to Astakhov’s press service, 19 children adopted in Russia have died from the hands of their adoptive parents in the United States since the early 1990s.

In a recent development, 35-year-old Brian and Lisa Dykstra of Iowa City were cleared of charges of killing their 18-month toddler Isaac Dykstra, adopted in Russia, on November 3. Astakhov said Russia might start its own investigation into the case.

Medvedev said lawmakers had recently passed a package of legal initiatives to protect children’s rights. “Now the goal is to use this legal instrument firmly and consistently,” he added but admitted that the issue was a complicated one.

Two weeks ago, a Pennsylvania court set free Michael and Nanette Craver who had been found guilty of the involuntarily manslaughter of their adopted Russian son, Ivan, and sentenced to 16 months in jail. The couple had already spent about 18 months in jail so they were released immediately. Ivan had been found dead with over 80 injuries on his body.

 

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  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.comI applaud Dmitry Medvedev's efforts - but there is a better way
    20:12, 03/12/2011
    However what I think would be even more important for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would be putting financial systems in place that would reward Russian mothers and Russian fathers for having children and raising them in Russia.

    Where children are orphaned through no fault of their own, provide financial incentive for loving Russian families to adopt and raise orphaned Russian children.

    Previous articles on RIA Novosti have indicated that there are 700,000 orphans in Russia.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin need to see this situation as completely acceptable to Russia.

    An economic solution has been provided to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called "Work Credits" that would give all children in Russia a lifetime economic value to do work that benefits their Russian society.

    If children came with a built in economic value to their parents it would make it much easier to have children and raise them. Raising children can be very time consuming and expensive.

    The financial concept of "Work Credits" was created by Arnold Vinette specifically for Russia. Its purpose was to improve life for all Russian citizens including the children and their families.

    By implementing the concept of "Work Credits" Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin could instantly help all the children in Russia and their families so that no Russian child would ever again be abandoned for financial reasons due to poverty and lack of money.

    This is possible in a "Work Credit" based society where all Russian citizens come with a yearly economic value to do work that benefits their society.

    For children their job is to go to school and learn. This is the most important job in Russia for children.

    By recognizing this fact the Russian government (Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin) can help all the children in Russia and their families.

    Never again would a western family have to adopt a Russian child.

    Russian families would eagerly adopt orphaned Russian children because now Russian children are an economic asset to the family.

    "Work Credits" is a long term financial solution to help the 700,000 orphaned Russian children. It helps the children and it helps their families.

    All it takes is a change in how societies view their citizens. Citizens of a country now become its most valuable economic natural resource. This resource is given an economic value and paid back to the individual for work effort performed to benefit their society.

    If mankind can give oil, natural gas, gold, silver, copper and other natural resources a value, then why can't our modern society give people an economic value to do work in their society eliminating unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and orphans.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have all of the information on transforming Russia into a “Work Credit” based society that is also complimentary with capitalism.

    “Work Credits” is not about equality, it is simply about empowerment, and recognizing that a country's citizens are truly its most valuable natural resource. Assign that natural resource a value and pay it back to them for “Work Effort” performed that benefits their society.

    In the case of Russia's children pay them for going to school and learning, because this is the most important job that they can do. The money earned by Russia's children goes to their parents to help raise them, paying for the house mortgage, clothes, food, utilities and other things that kids need.

    By turning Russian kids into economic assets for their family and country, it makes it so much easier to raise them in a healthy happy home. The concept is called “Work Credits” and it is the future financial system for the world.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada

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