"We hope we will be able to travel to the United States within a reasonable period after the new administration is formed," Konstantin Dolgov said at a meeting in Moscow on children’s rights.
An official request would be lodged with Donald Trump’s administration "in the foreseeable future," Dolgov said. "One of the main hurdles in our work is that there is no international document that would offer full protection of rights of adopted children — and it looks like there’s not going to be one any time soon," he added.
Russia is seeking to agree a mechanism that would allow it to step in and help Russian orphans in need overseas. Such mechanisms are already in place with France and Finland, according to Russia’s presidential commissioner for children's rights, Anna Kuznetsova.
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