Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
Funeral ceremony for UN Ambassador Vitaly ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 10:35
Moscow appoints acting permanent representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
Pentagon wants more senior-level talks with Russia on security of flights in Syria — mediaWorld February 24, 8:15
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
ROME, December 25 (Itar-Tass) - Russia's general consulate in Milan has received at least ten complaints from Russian mothers deprived of the right to see their children over the last two years. These children were born into mixed families, the consulate told Itar-Tass.
The diplomats reported Marina Ivanova’s case was the most difficult one, as she has had no chance to communicate with her underage son for over a year. The boy was placed in an orphanage in October 2012 following the ruling of a Milan court that satisfied the demand of his father, a citizen of Italy, who fervently opposed the possibility his son might be granted Russian citizenship. The mother was not even notified of the forced parting with her son, she can see him once a month for no more than an hour and has the right to just one phone call of no more than ten minutes.
Ivanova and her mother have repeatedly appealed to the Russian authorities and the responsible bodies for assistance in securing Russian citizenship for the boy.
“But according to the law, this requires consent from both parents, while his Italian father is firmly against. We cannot help as the child is a citizen of Italy,” the consulate said.
Several problem cases were under consideration in the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Rome, but its head Sergey Patronov said that no such case was currently under supervision.
Russian diplomats now provide thorough advice to Russian women going to marry Italians. They strongly recommend the women to closely study Italian legislation; a special memo is available on the general consulate’s website.