Topic: US Adoption Ban
MOSCOW, January 7 (RIA Novosti) – The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, congratulated all Russians with Christmas on Monday and called to take an active part in adopting orphans.
His call comes in the wake of a controversial law which came into force in Russia on January 1 and in particular bans adoption of Russian children by American families.
“Namely in regard to Christmas celebrations I would like to call on all of you, who can take an important step aimed at adopting children and supporting orphans – do take this step,” the Patriarch said in his Christmas address.
“There must be no orphans in our country. Those, who have no parents, should find them among kind, honest and warm hearted people,” he added.
The adoption ban, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 28, is part of Russia’s response to the US Magnitsky Act, which was signed into law by US President Barack Obama earlier in December.
Critics of the adoption ban said it would keep tens of thousands of children, especially those with disabilities, in Russia’s orphanage system. Figures from the US State Department show that more than 60,000 Russian children were adopted by American families in the last 20 years, including 962 last year.
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- mrgenieWell, to give a good example.14:27, 07/01/2013This man has "benefit" a few billion USD from the Russian government for private wealth. TO give a good example, he can start by paying this illegal acquired to support orphans instead of his private big cars and offshore accounts in Cyprus and other tax-paradises.
- raisadanPatriacrh Kiril07:58, 12/01/2013Right said mrgenie ! Kiril the zhopa kisser of Vladimir Vladimiorvich... he'll will say anything to keep his subsidies flowing in to keep his golden robes. If you want to know more about this guy just do a Google or Yandex search for "kiril-cigatettes to see his true character.
It's all PR.
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