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Russian Orthodox Church for law banning US adoptions
Amid controversy and criticism from civil society groups and some government ministers, Putin signs into law controversial bill passed by parliament in retaliation against US Magnitsky Act. For Archpriest Chaplin, orphans raised by foreigners cannot go to heaven. Patriarch Kirill speaks about possible help to families.
23/10/2015 RUSSIA – UNITED STATES – MIDDL
Kerry-Lavrov meeting on Syria, to be followed by meets with Saudi and Turkish officials
Attempts are underway to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. Bashar Assad’s fate divides the two sides. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey are the most intransigent. The risk is that the conflict might spread to the entire region.
30/10/2006 RUSSIA UNITED STATES
Russia becomes top arms supplier to the developing world
China, India and Iran are main buyers. With sales worth US$ 7 billion, Russia outsells the US's US$ 6.2 billion which is also behind France's US$ 6.3 billion.
07/08/2013 RUSSIA - UNITED STATES
Despite Snowden's asylum, Obama will be at the G20 in St Petersburg
The US president speaks out for the first time on the matter after Moscow granted asylum to the US fugitive whom the US still wants extradited. According to Russian experts, Washington's rebuff will not go beyond the diplomatic level because the White House needs the Kremlin.
01/08/2013 RUSSIA - UNITED STATES
Moscow Patriarchate wants Snowden given asylum to show that Russia defends freedom
Archpriest Chaplin, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for Church and Society Relations, calls on Russian authorities to stand up against "electronic concentration camps."
Situation getting worse by the day for orphans
People from hardest-hit areas in 'Black Sunday' deplore attempts to snatch children left on their own.
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