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Russian police officers detain demonstrators Wednesday protesting against a bill banning US adoptions of Russian children outside the Russian parliament’s upper chamber in Moscow. The upper chamber of Russia’s parliament unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down. A poster reads “Destroy Putin’s authoritarianism. Don’t pass the bill written by scoundrels.”

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Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign a controversial bill barring Americans from adopting Russian children, while the Kremlin’s children’s rights advocate recommended extending the ban to the rest of the world.

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