Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — sourceSport May 25, 18:57
Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 18:51
Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regionsBusiness & Economy May 25, 18:46
Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
MOSCOW, April 20, /ITAR-TASS/. About 63,000 parentless children were placed into foster care with families in Russia in 2013, or by more than 1,500 more than a year before, the government said in a release posted on its website on Sunday.
“By March 1, 2014, the state database of parentless children had information about 104,841 children (126,574 - in 2011, 119,070 - in 2012, and 106,646 - in 2013),” the government said.
According to the Russian government, the annual number of children registered as orphans reduced by 46% (from 127,000 to 68,800) in a period from 2006 to 2013. Over this period, the number of children who need foster care went down by 40% (from 177,000 to 106,000).
In 2013, as many as 62,973 children were placed into foster care, or by 1,545 more than in 2012.