Russia to allow 'some orphans' to be adopted in US
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian children whose adoption has already been approved by the courts will be able to go to the United States (US) despite a blanket ban on American adoptions, a Kremlin spokesman said on Friday.
"Those who have received a court decision will go," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP. "Those who do not have a decision will not go."
He declined to give further details but Russian officials say 52 children were in the process of being adopted by US parents when the controversial ban on US adoptions came into force on Jan 1.
Russia adopted the law in reprisal for new US legislation that targets Russian officials who have allegedly committed rights abuses.