Russians march in support of ban on adoptions in US

The Guardian
Saturday 2nd March, 2013

adoption ban. Organisers denied that marchers were coerced or paid to attend.The death of the Russian-born three-year-old Max Shatto – who died in January in Texas, where his adoptive parents live – was the impetus for the ban, although courts ruled his death was an accident.US and Russian relations have been strained by uprisings in Libya and Syria and Vladimir Putin’s charges of US meddling and his treatment of opponents since he returned to Russia’s presidency last May.Activists on Saturday called for Max Shatto’s younger brother Kris to be taken from the family and returned to Russia.A few…

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