If anti-Magnitsky Act bill takes effect, 46 children prepared for adoption to U.S. will stay in Russia - children's ombudsman

After the so-called anti-Magnitsky Act bill takes effect in Russia, the adoption of Russian orphans by U.S. citizens will be stopped starting January 1, 2013, says Russian presidential human rights commissioners Pavel Astakhov.

"This means that the 46 children who have been prepared for adoption by U.S. families will stay in Russia," Astakhov told Interfax on Wednesday.

"Court rulings on some of these children have already been handed down and have not been on others," he said.

"A decision will be made on prioritized adoption of these children by Russian adoptive parents," he said.

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