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Russia bans us adoptions 21 12 2012

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The Duma has given its final approval to the bill, paving the way for President Putin to sign it into law.
The bill will now be sent to Putin.
Russian President Vladmir Putin will sign into law a bill banning all adoptions of Russian children by US citizens.
No American citizen will be allowed to adopt a Russian child from Jan. 1, 2013.
Max Shatto died last month in Texas, and Russian authorities have opened an investigation into his death.
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others have been targeted in Russia.
Russia bans us adoptions 21 12 2012

A Russian-born boy with his American adoptive father in Washington, DC, in 2011. Russia is seeking to ban US citizens from adopting Russian children.

Chip Somodevilla