US-Russia relations took a steep turn for the worse at the end of last year. On 28 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a ban on adoptions by Americans. The law is named for Dima Yakovlev, a Russian toddler adopted by US parents who died from heat stroke after being left in a car in the state of Virginia.
"There are lots of places in the world where living standards are higher than they are here," Putin said, brushing aside criticism that the law ...
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