Topic: US Adoption Ban
NOVO-OGARYOVO, February 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that all obstacles that prevent Russians from adopting children should be removed as soon as possible.
“The government has already made a number of decisions, but certain acute problems remain unsolved. We need to remove all barriers that stand in the way of citizens who want to accept an orphan into their family,” Putin said at a session of the Council for the Implementation of Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy.
He added that Russia lacked federal-level guidelines to streamline the adoption process.
“I instruct the government to solve all those issues in the shortest time possible,” Putin said.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Liliger Cub at the Novosibirsk Zoo and Other Animal News
Infographics: Global Warming: Predicting Future Disasters
Cartoons: Polar Explorer Day
The growing outright rivalry between the United States and China gives Russia more foreign policy weight, enabling it to assume the role of a balancer. So far it has been doing so rather skillfully. Today it may participate in a joint naval exercise with China that Beijing positions as outwardly anti-American. But tomorrow it can team up with the naval forces of the Old World.