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Putin not visit orphanage in Pskov region - Peskov

February 20, 2013, 11:45 UTC+3

The media earlier reported about the plans of the president to visit this orphanage

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MOSCOW, February 20 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not visit an orphanage in the Pskov region, from where children Dima Yakovlev and Maxim Kuzmin, who were killed in the foster families in the United States, were adopted.

“No visits of the orphanage (by the Russian president) are scheduled,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

The media earlier reported about the plans of the president to visit this orphanage. “This information is not true,” Peskov stated.

Maxim Kuzmin, 3, adopted by the US citizens was killed in the US foster family on January 21, 2013. Russian detectives found that the kid was killed of beating and psychotropic medicines were given to him before. The Russian Investigation Committee opened a criminal case and intends to take all necessary measures to bring the adoptive mother of the child to criminal responsibility.

In the summer of 2008 Dmitry Yakovlev adopted from an orphanage in the Pskov Region died tragically. The US foster father has been keeping the kid in the locked car amid the heat spell for several hours.

The law, which bans US adoptions of Russian children, was named after Dima Yakovlev. These measures were taken as a Russian retaliatory step to the US Magnitsky act.

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