Conflict & Justice

Russian Parliament Passes Measure Banning Americans from Adopting Russian Children

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Orphan children have a meal at an orphanage in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, December 19, 2012. Russia's parliament initially approved a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans on Wednesday in reprisal for a U.S. law punishing alleged Russian human rights violators in a row that has strained bilateral relations. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)

The Russian Parliament Wednesday unanimously passed a measure that bans Americans from adopting Russian children.

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The bill now goes to President Vladimir Putin.

New York Times Moscow correspondent David Hoszenhorn speaks with host Lisa Mullins about the political motivations and implications.

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