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Nikolai Makarov: Russia did not disrupt international adoption

11:30 | 29.12.2012 | Politics

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Penza, 29 December 2012. PenzaNews. Adoption of a law that prohibits American families to adopt children from Russia does not negate the institution of international adoption. This opinion was voiced in an interview with news agency PenzaNews by the member of State Duma deputy from the Penza region representing United Russia faction Nikolai Makarov on Saturday, December 29.

“Adoptive parents who killed Russian children in the US families are justified by American justice system. This is beyond comprehension. The adopted Dima Yakovlev Law refers only to America, which pursues an unfriendly policy towards our country,” the deputy emphasized.

According to him, to reduce the number of orphans in Russia, it is necessary to develop the country’s economy and improve living standards.

“This will be the most effective way of solving the problem of orphanhood. Russian children must be under protection of their Motherland,” Nikolai Makarov added.

As news agency PenzaNews previously reported, on December 21 Russian State Duma adopted the so-called Dima Yakovlev Law prohibiting adoption of Russian children by the citizens of the United States and other countries, which will approve acts similar to Magnitsky Act.

On December 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law. It will come into force on 1 January 2013.

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