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Famous Russian actress fights Down's Syndrome prejudice

When Russian actress Evelina Blyodans gave birth to a son with Down's Syndrome, the first question from the doctor at the maternity hospital came as a shock: "Are you going to keep him?" In Russia, where most children with Down's Syndrome are still abandoned by their parents at birth, Blyodans, a popular actress and television host, not only kept her son, Semyon, but used her fame to push for greater awareness and tolerance.

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