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Putin to sign anti-Magnitsky law

December 27, 2012, 16:25 UTC+3
Putin added that he intends to study the anti-Magnitsky law before signing, though he does not see any reasons not to approve it
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MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he will sign the anti-Magnitsky law. “I am ready to sign not only (anti-Magnitsky) law, but also a presidential decree to change the procedure for the support of underage orphans, children, who were left without parental care and children, who got in trouble in their life,” the president said at a meeting of the Russian State Council on Thursday.

He noted that the government and the legislative authorities have much work in store for them to settle the problems of the underage orphans.

Putin added that he intends to study the anti-Magnitsky law before signing, though he does not see any reasons not to approve it.

“Today this law was already submitted to me from the Federation Council,” Putin stated.

“I do not see any reasons yet, why I should not sign it, though I should consider its final variant and weigh out everything,” the president said.

Putin believes that a quite large number of countries exist in the world, where the life level is better than in Russia. “So what? We will send all children there, won’t we? May be, we will move there themselves,” the president asked the rhetorical question.

The president proposed to focus on “the world practices, which point to many issues.” He gave Israel as an example. “The level of life in Israel is far from being the best in the world and the security problem exists there. So what? Does Israel permit to adopt all their children?” he said. “For centuries Israel has not sent their children anywhere,” Putin said. “They are fighting for their ethnic identity, are pulling themselves together and are fighting for their language and their culture,” the Russian leader noted.

Russia also “sets a worthy example of the Caucasus,” he said. “Take the very Chechnya for example that has had many tragedies recently. There is almost not a single abandoned child, who was even left without parents there, the relatives adopt in their families all of them,” Putin noted.

“This is what we should give a close attention to. This does not mean that the Russian nation, Russian people do not have any encouraging motives for this. Just the big nation is feeling great itself, they are just taking these things in another way, it seems that our resources are limitless,” the president explained. However, “this is not so,” he said. “Some moment may come, overstepping which we will not be able to stop anything in terms of destruction,” Putin believes.

Therefore, he believes that “such things should be taken in a very sensitive and attentive way.” He stated that “it is certainly needed to support the proposals, which are aimed at us to do our best in our homeland to secure the worthy future of all our children, including those left without parents.”

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