MOSCOW — Russia’s parliament has ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States which regulates the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
The State Duma voted 244-96-2 on Tuesday to pass the bill.
Russian first voiced its grievances about the fate of Russian children adopted in the United States in 2010 when a 7-year-old Russian boy was sent back to Russia on a one-way plane ticket by his adoptive mother from Tennessee. The boy’s treatment ignited outrage in Russia toward the United States, temporarily halting American adoptions of Russian children.
Read more on International Adoption