Russian Parliament Passes Measure Banning Americans from Adopting Russian Children

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Orphan children have a meal at an orphanage in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, December 19, 2012. Russia's parliament initially approved a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans on Wednesday in reprisal for a U.S. law punishing alleged Russian human rights violators in a row that has strained bilateral relations. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)


The Russian Parliament Wednesday unanimously passed a measure that bans Americans from adopting Russian children. The bill now goes to President Vladimir Putin. New York Times Moscow correspondent David Hoszenhorn speaks with host Lisa Mullins about the political motivations and implications.
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