No More Russian Adoption

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    Putin has signed a law banning US citizens from adopting Russian children. It's a shame to think how many children may suffer because of this.
     
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    Protest in Russia to anti-America adoption ban...
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    Thousands march to protest Russia's adoption ban
    Jan 13,`13 MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far bigger number than expected in a sign that outrage over the ban has breathed some life into the dispirited anti-Kremlin opposition movement.
     
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    It's understandable considering the low birth rate in Russia...and the risk of Japanese disease.

    Demographics do matter.
     
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    It's not because of low birth rate.
     
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    Incomplete statistics are misleading - hardly surprising considering the source.

    Russia's health ministry predicted on Wednesday that the birth rate in Russia would equal the mortality rate by 2011.

    "By 2011 the mortality rate should be equal to the birth rate," Social Development and Health Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

    In the first eleven months of 2007 the mortality rate in Russia was 14.7 deaths per 1,000 live births, and 15.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2006, the minister said.

    The average mortality rate for the 27-member European Union in 2006 was 10.1 deaths per 1,000 live births. The first time in European modern history the death rate exceeded births.

    Demographic issues are widely seen as one of the main threats facing modern Russia since market reforms and economic hardship of the 1990s.

    Many experts are concerned that Russia will be hit be a demographic crisis in the near future and according to UN predictions, Russia's population, currently at about 142 million, could fall by 30% by the middle of the century.

    In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a set of targets to improve the country's demographic policy to 2025. The proposals are designed to lower the national mortality rate, raise birth rates, improve national health and regulate immigration.


    Russia's birth, mortality rates to equal by 2011 - ministry | Russia | RIA Novosti


    In addition, the fertility rate for adult women remains far below the 2.1 lives births/woman required to maintain a stable population.
     
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    Every industrialized country is facing the same demographic trend.
     
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    I know a couple who adopted a Russian boy a few years ago and they had a tough time with him. Russians are notoriously heavy drinkers and apparently fetal alcohol syndrome is so common in Russia that it has reached epidemic proportions. It's possible that the Russian government is concerned that Americans who adopted Russian kids will pool their information and the word will get out.
     
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    Nobody heard of the incidents where Americans 'returned' adopted Russian children or otherwise failed to be responsible parents? That is where all this began.
     
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    This is another failure of obama's foreign policy. How is that "reset" button working out for ya Bammy?
    Banning US adoptions isn't because the US complained about Russia's human rights abuses. It's because of the Magnitsky Act. A punishment of financial sanctions levied against Russian interests in the US because of purely internal acts in Russia. The alleged human rights abuses weren't fooling anyone. The US wanted financial sanctions! This was just a good excuse. Then, like the street thug he is, obama thought that Russia would just take it. Maybe complain to the UN. Victims of thuggishness have no right to take action, just complain.

    obama is simply being treated the way he treats everyone else. He's king of the US, not king of the world, although he thinks he is.
     

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