December 21, 2012
Putin Backs Ban on US Adoptions of Russian Children
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a draft bill banning US adoptions of Russian children is a legitimate response to a new US law that calls for sanctions on Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Putin says that the measure, which has received preliminary approval in parliament, is also a response to an alleged US failure to protect the rights of adopted Russian children. Robin Forestier Walker reports from Moscow.