Russian lawmakers last week adopted in its crucial third hearing a tit-for-tat bill that would also see an additional ban on US nationals adopting Russian children.
A Russian-born teenager at the center of a brewing international scandal has denied allegations that she was sexually abused by her adoptive American father in Texas, a local law enforcement official told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
The majority of Russian ministers are against a recently approved ban on US nationals adopting Russian children, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday.
US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul denied late Thursday that hundreds of Russian legislators may be blacklisted for US entry for supporting a ban on adoptions of Russian children by Americans.
The adoptions of at least 33 children from St. Petersburg orphanages are still in limbo two months after American families were barred from adopting Russian children, the city’s ombudswoman said on Wednesday.
A medical report describing the death in Texas of a 3-year-old adopted Russian boy as “accidental” raises valid questions about just how Max Shatto died and how authorities reached their conclusions, US child health experts said on Monday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has welcomed the promise by US Secretary of State John Kerry to personally take part in investigating the deaths of Russian adoptees in the United States.
Russian officials reacted with a mixture of anger and suspicion on Saturday after officials in the United States said the death of a 3-year-old Russian child in Texas was an accident.
Medical examiners have determined that the death of a 3-year-old adopted Russian boy in Texas earlier this year was accidental but an investigation continues and criminal charges have not been ruled out, officials announced here Friday.
Criminal charges could be filed in connection with the death in Texas of adopted 3-year-old Russian boy Max Shatto, also known by his Russian name Maxim Kuzmin, even though pathologists ruled the death accidental, local officials said here Friday.
Medical examiners in Texas have concluded that the death of 3-year-old Russian adoptee Max Shatto, also known as Maxim Kuzmin, was an accident, authorities in Texas announced here Friday.
An autopsy and medical examiner’s report on the cause of death for a 3-year-old Russian boy who died at the home of his adoptive parents in Texas on January 21 has been completed, Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson told RIA Novosti Friday.
Texas authorities investigating the Jan. 21 death of 3-year-old Russian adoptee Max Shatto adamantly denied statements made Thursday by Russia’s child rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, claiming a Texas social worker said the boy’s adopted mother is responsible for his death.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy has initiated a probe into living conditions and health of Ukrainian children adopted by foreigners in a wake of a recent spat between Russia and the United States over alleged abuse of Russian adoptees by US foster parents.
US adoption officials say America experiences more “troubled” adoptions from Russia than from any other country, including adoptions that lead to abuse, neglect and in a small but tragic number of cases - death.
Yulia Kuzmina, the biological mother of a Russian adoptee who died in Texas last month, was taken off a train in northern Russia for “drunk debauchery” on Friday, regional officials said.