Russian parliament demands orphan returns from US

Euro News
Friday 22nd February, 2013

Russian lawmakers have urged the U.S. Congress to help return a Russian boy living with a Texas family, after the death of his three-year-old brother intensified a row over international adoptions. The motion, approved overwhelmingly without any votes against by the lower house, is likely to increase tension between Moscow and Washington in a dispute that has added to a gradual cooling of relations since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency last May. The lawmakers, who did not specify how U.S. Congress could help in the case, also called on the United States to ensure the safety of adop…

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