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MOSCOW, January 10 (Itar-Tass) — The law, which the State Duma has recently approved in retaliation to the Magnitsky act and which imposed a ban on US adoptions of Russian children, is common for all cases, First Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma Committee for the Affairs of Family, Women and Children Olga Batalina told Itar-Tass on Thursday. She gave her comments on the media reports that Maxim Kargopoltsev, 14, who is sick with the genetic disease and grows up at the asylum for disabled children, allegedly wrote a letter to the president and the deputies, asking them to permit him to go to a US family for upbringing. Later the director of the children’s asylum rejected this media report in the mass media.
In reply to a question, what response is likely for such addresses from concrete children, Batalina recalled that “the law entered into force on January 1, the ban on US adoptions of Russian children was imposed on January 1.” She also confirmed that “court rulings for adoptions in the United States cannot be passed, because they contradict this federal law.”
“The law is common absolutely for all cases and all situations. Meanwhile, adoptions inside Russia and in other foreign countries, in which adoptions are permitted now, remain in effect,” the first deputy chairperson of the committee pledged. “Therefore, the best variant for a child should be chosen in each concrete situation, but this will not be an adoption in the United States,” she said in conclusion.