Russians protest US adoption ban
- Published: 13 Jan 2013 at 19.37
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Thousands of protesters gathered on Strastnoy Boulevard in central Moscow on Sunday as a law banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens reinvigorated the opposition movement.
The rally, called the “March Against Scum,” follows a year of protests against President Vladimir Putin, that began after disputed parliamentary elections in December 2011. About 7,000 people had joined the march, according to the Moscow police’s website at 2:10 p.m. local time.
Russia’s parliament unanimously passed legislation last month barring U.S. adoptions of Russian children in retaliation for American sanctions over the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who’d sought to expose corruption among Interior Ministry officers. Putin signed it into law on Dec. 28.
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