Russia Urges Restraint Over Adoptee Death

Saturday 23rd February, 2013

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has urged Russian officials to “temper emotions” over the January death in the U.S. state of Texas of 3-year-old Russian adoptee Max Shatto, who some officials had alleged earlier this week was murdered by his adoptive mother. The episode has cast a renewed focus on a major thorn in U.S.-Russian relations. In comments to the Dozhd television network late Friday, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was inappropriate to consider Shatto’s death a murder before Texas officials complete their investigation. He did, however, acknowledge that state m…

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