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.
A Russian-Spanish agreement regulating adoption of children from Russia was signed in Madrid on Wednesday, first deputy head of the Russian State Duma committee for family, women and children Olga Batalina told Interfax
Child services expect that Kirill Kuzmin, adopted by a U.S. family, will be returned his first name and surname this week, head of child protective services department of the main social protection directorate of the Pskov region, Valentina Chernova, told reporters on Tuesday
Upon the decision of the Russian Supreme Court, Russian courts will be authorized to check the certificates of foreigners on completing a training course for adoptive parents, Russian presidential children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov told Interfax
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on human trafficking in the United States of children adopted in Russia, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax