Medvedev regards foreign adoptions as result of indifference to problems of orphans

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that the adoption of Russian orphans by foreigners is the result of the indifference of the Russian state and society to the problem.

At an expanded session of the Supreme and General Councils of the United Russia party on Wednesday, Medvedev expressed confidence that Russians are capable of coping with the problems around orphaned children themselves.

"Foreign adoptions are the result of the lack of attention given to orphans by the state and society. This is the main cause; it is the consequence of our indifference, if you wish. This should be spoken of frankly," he said.

"We should resolve the problem all together," Medvedev said. "In the end, we have a fairly successful society today already," he said.

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