On 10 January, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitri Peskov said a new Russian law banning adoptions by Americans will not go into effect “until the first day of January 2014”.
On 1 January, Russian Foreign Ministry officially notified the US State Department that Russia was stopping its participation in the adoption agreement as the Dima Yakovlev Law came into force in the country.
However, RIA Novosti quoted Peskov as saying on 10 January th...
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