MOSCOW, December 24. The Russian delegation is expected to visit the US in February 2016 to monitor the ensuring the rights of adopted children by Americans of Russian citizens. This was stated in an interview with the Commissioner of the Russian foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.
“The problem of ensuring the rights and legitimate interests of citizens of Russia adopted by American citizens, remains a major problem, – the diplomat noted. In the United States, according to the state Department, there are more than 62 thousand of adopted Russians”.
According to him, the US did not provide more than 5 thousand reports about the living conditions and education of about 3.5 thousand adopted Russian children. “Our requests to the state Department remain unanswered,” he said.
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It should be noted the lack of progress in the case of the so-called Internet exchanges adopted children, – noticed the Commissioner of the Russian foreign Ministry on human rights. – According to the investigation conducted by Reuters, at least 26 of Russians became victims of this scheme”.
“Of particular concern in this context are information that some children as a result of the activities of criminals fall into the hands of pedophiles, who used them to produce pornography,” – said Dolgov.
Moscow “considers it expedient, primarily from a humanitarian point of view, the continuation of the full profile of Russian-American consultations for substantive discussion, “children’s” perspective”.
“In February of 2016 we plan to implement long-overdue visit to the U.S. in conjunction with the Commissioner under the RF President on the rights of the child Pavel Astakhov, – said the Agency interlocutor. – We count on a constructive approach of our American colleagues, focus on discussing the real issues in all relevant Federal agencies, primarily the state Department and the Ministry of justice”.
“At the moment, working on practical aspects such visit to the United States with the American authorities,” he added.