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Russian Law: Parliament in Action
Under a new batch of laws, Russians will have to cough up more if they go berserk and use their guns to intimidate someone without a reason or celebrate a wedding, same-sex couples are banned to adopt Russian children, and bribes get a legal definition, finally.
The Buzz Barometer: 'March Against Scoundrels'
The biggest talk of the town over the past two-three weeks concerning Russia was the so called Dima Yakovlev law, a retaliatory response to the US Magnitsky Act.


Kirill Kuzmin's Return to Russia Not an Option - Texas Authorities
Texas Child Protective Services are not considering a possible return of Kirill Kuzmin back to Russia.
Petition Turned into Law Submitted for Review
Fair Russia MPs have submitted a bill that would see the US adoptions ban passed last December scrapped.
MPs Refuse To Review Public Initiatives
The Russian State Duma has decided there are no legal mechanisms to review the petition signed by 100,000 people calling on the parliament to scrap the controversial US adoptions law.
Russian Officials May Ban All Foreign Adoptions
The Russian Parliament's lawmakers has developed a bill totally banning foreign adoptions of Russian children except by nationals of the countries, which have bilateral agreements on child adoption with Moscow.
FT Urges EU to Adopt 'Magnitsky' List
The Financial Times has called on the European governments to introduce their own sanctions for Russian officials involved in the death of Sergey Magnitsky.
Russian Orphans Stay in Russia
The Russian president has signed the so called Dima Yakovlev bill into law on Friday after it quickly passed both chambers of the Russian parliament on December 21 and December 26, respectively.
Dima Yakovlev Law Reminds of Cold War, Billionaire Prokhorov
Businessman-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov slams the Dima Yakovlev law adopted in response to the US Magnitsky Act as a drift towards isolationism.
UNICEF Urges Russia Not To Ban Foreign Adoptions
UNICEFs executive director Anthony Lake called on Russia not to ban US adoptions of Russian children.

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