Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the anti-Magnistky bill that will ban adoptions of Russan children by U.S. families. This means that the U.S.-Russia adoption agreement will be canceled in January 2013.
"I intend to sign the law you have just mentioned as well as a presidential decree changing the procedure of helping orphaned children, children left without parental care, and especially children who are in a disadvantageous situation due to their health problems," Putin told the State Council.
"I so far see no reasons why I should not sign it, although I should look at the final version and weigh everything again," he added.
The anti-Magnitsky bill (known as the Dima Yakovlev bill) came as Russia's response after U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Magnistky Act on Dec. 14.
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