Russian lawmakers back adoption ban in dispute with U.S.




 
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Russian lawmakers back adoption ban in dispute with U.S.
 
December 21st, 2012  
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Russian lawmakers back adoption ban in dispute with U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament approved on Friday a proposed law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, in retaliation for U.S. human rights legislation which Vladimir Putin says is poisoning relations. The State Duma overwhelmingly backed a bill which also would outlaw U.S.-funded "non-profit organizations that engage in political activity", extending what critics say is a clampdown on Putin's opponents since he returned to the presidency in May. The measure responds to a new U.S. law known as the Magnitsky Act, passed by the U.S. ...




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