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Russia Is not Always As Cold As We Think

John M. Simmons | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

If Sochi is cold enough for Winter Olympic snow events, it's barely cold enough. In fact, the city is more known for subtropical beach getaways than w...

Russia Bans Sweden From Adopting So Children Won't Have Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

Russia does not want its children falling into the hands of gay parents -- so much so that the country has opted to ban all Swedish parents from adopt...

Russia Mulls Banning Adoption By Foreign Same-Sex Couples

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

MOSCOW — The head of a Russian parliamentary committee says the legislature is ready to prevent adoptions by foreign same-sex couples. In the w...

U.S. Ambassador: Stop Exploiting Adopted Russian Boy's Death

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Moscow should "temper emotions" over the death of a Russian boy adopted by an American family, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman sai...

What Is An Artist's Role In Putin's Russia?

AP | By LAURA MILLS | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- When famed viola player Yuri Bashmet declared that he "adored" President Vladimir Putin, he stirred little controversy in a country where cl...

Embassy: Some Russian Orphans Bound For U.S.

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Some of the Russian children caught in limbo by their country's ban on adoptions by Americans have left for the United States with their new...

Russia Seeks To Assure American Adoptive Parents

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's ombudsman for children's rights sought on Thursday to reassure American would-be adoptive parents that they will be allowed to...

Blind Teen Blasts Adoption Ban In Open Letter To Putin

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

An impassioned letter by a blind Russian teen has taken the world by storm and caused even the Kremlin to take notice. High school student Natasha ...

Russians March To Protest Law Banning Adoptions By Americans

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far big...

Russian Church Backs Putin On Adoption Ban, Urges Faithful To Take In Children

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

* Patriarch Kirill makes call in Orthodox Christmas message * New Russian law bars Americans from adopting Russian children ...

Imagining My Children as Orphans: Where Is Our Humanity?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Where is our humanity? There should be an outcry internationally to censure Putin for his evil act to lock up and ruin hundreds of thousands of children.

Dear Russia: An Adoptive Mother's Plea

Melissa Bridges | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents
Melissa Bridges

I have two children from Russia. I have a special place in my heart for Russia and want my children to also have that special place in their hearts. At the same time, I do not understand how the children who are in orphanages should really be pawns in political games.

Russian Adoption Ban Devastates Bay Area Families

The Contra Costa Times | Matt O'Brien | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco

Russia was poised Thursday to break the hearts of some Bay Area families and others nationwide awaiting the arrival of orphaned Russian children they ...

Why I Am Hurt By Russia's New Adoption Law

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

For those of us fortunate to have adopted internationally, especially from Russia -- my ancestor's homeland -- the headlines are maddening and saddening. I am especially struck as I think back to the adoption of my two youngest, from Russia, and the undeniable obstacles we endured.

Putin and the Orphans

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.27.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger


Russia's New Ban on U.S. Adoptions Devastating to Children

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Andrea Poe

More highly educated, younger and more urban voters tend to feel differently, and the Orthodox Church and some liberal critics of Putin's have spoken out against this bill, which disproportionately hurts Russian children.

Russian Bill Banning American Adoption Now Up To Putin

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Defying a storm of domestic and international criticism, Russia moved toward finalizing a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, a...