20 December 2012, 14:37

Putin slams U.S. Magnitsky law as unfriendly act

Putin slams U.S. Magnitsky law as unfriendly act

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the U.S. Magnitsky law as an unfriendly act towards Russia. It’s not just a matter of Russian officials who should keep their money in Russian banks and invest in real estate in their own country, it’s a matter of one anti-Soviet and anti-Russian law being replaced by another, the president told a grand press conference on Thursday.

Speaking about child adoption, he said that orphans should be adopted in their own country, a view shared by the overwhelming majority of Russian people.

“We should do it ourselves – support families that adopt children,” he said.

More than 1,200 Russian and foreign journalists have been accredited for Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference broadcast live on all major national TV channels and over the radio.

Voice of Russia

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