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HELSINKI, December 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has proposed an agreement with Sweden to regulate child adoption procedures, speaker of the Russian parliament's upper house Federation Council Valentina Matvienko told journalists on Wednesday after a council delegation visit to Sweden.Talks there looked to resuming co-operation in international adoption, activity frozen after Russia passed a law banning adoption of Russian children to countries allowing same-sex marriage.
Sweden was also asked for details about 13 Russian orphans who were being adopted by Swedish families at the final stage of the ban's introduction, Matvienko said.
“The issue may be legally settled only via a bilateral agreement regulating the adoption procedure,” the speaker said, specifying that readoption was allowed in Sweden.
“This is not discrimination or infringement but necessary comprehensible legal terms for adoption of Russian children,” she added, noting Russia's understanding of the controversy its law had caused in Sweden.
A draft agreement had been drawn up and sent to Sweden, she said, adding that “This accord will continue our co-operation in adoption in strict compliance with law including adoption of the mentioned 13 children.”
Swedish families have adopted about 400 Russian children. No cases of violence or cruel treatment have been recorded.