Thousands rally in Moscow to support US adoption ban

Saturday 2nd March, 2013

Russia Thousands have protested in Moscow to demand a ban on foreign adoptions following the death of Maksim Kuzmin, 3, who died shortly after being adopted by a US family in Texas. Pro-Kremlin activists demanded his brother Kirill be returned to Russia. According to several estimates by the Russian Mothers public movement, the ‘Protect the Children’ protest gathered 12,000 to 20,000 people. Moscow authorities had only authorized the demonstration to be bigger than 5,000 people. Protesters marched from Gogolevsky Boulevard to Novopushkinsky Garden in central Moscow, chanting “Children ar…

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