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Russian Adoption: American Mom Vs. Russian Politicians

Posted February 25th, 2013 at 11:58 pm (UTC+0)
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Russian politicians have made political hay this week out of the recent unexplained death in Texas of Max Shatto, a three-year-old boy adopted in Russia. First, Pavel Astakhov, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, issued a statement declaring: “Urgent! In the state of Texas, an adoptive mother killed a three-year-old Russian child.” The facts that the […]

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Washington – Kremlin: Why Be Nice?

Posted February 4th, 2013 at 8:35 am (UTC+0)
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At a round table discussion in Moscow the other evening, two of my American reporter colleagues argued that the United States needs Russia more than Russia needs United States. At the risk of sounding rude, I am afraid my friends may be suffering from a mild case of…err…localitis. Here is a reality check: — Population: […]

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