Foreign ministers of Russia, Japan will discuss Putin’s upcoming visit to TokyoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 3:37
President of Luxembourg Forum welcomes Russia’s attention to threat of nuclear terrorismWorld December 03, 3:11
Presidential polls to determine vector for Uzbekistan’s further development — CEC chairmanWorld December 03, 2:44
Lavrov, Kerry discuss settlement in Syria at conference in RomeWorld December 03, 1:36
Kiev halves water supplies to LPR from another pumping station — LPR negotiatorWorld December 03, 0:50
Civilian wounded by Ukrainian sniper near Gorlovka — agencyWorld December 03, 0:31
Reconciliation agreements signed with 6 Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 02, 23:50
Russia doesn't understand why Kiev still continues operation in Donbass — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 22:59
Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operationMilitary & Defense December 02, 21:24
MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. The number of Russians willing to adopt children has grown almost twofold in three years, children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said on Tuesday.
"In 2011 some 12,000 married couples were planning to adopt children, while in 2014 the figure was over 24,000," Astakhov told a TASS news conference, adding that each Russian region now had schools for adoptive parents.
More Russians are adopting disabled children, while "the number of foreign adoptions has fallen fourfold" since 2010.
Astakhov said the number of children living at orphanages had fallen from 125,000 in 2009 to 58,600 in 2015, while the number of orphanages had been reduced by 30% in five years.