Adopted Russian orphan's departure to U.S. unobstructed - Astakhov

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has made the decision not to challenge the court ruling on the adoption of a three-year-old Russian orphan by an American family, said Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov.

"After receiving an inquiry from the children's rights commissioner, the Prosecutor General's Office confirmed that it had not issued the instruction to reverse the court rulings on Russian children's adoptions by U.S. citizens," Astakhov wrote in his Twitter blog on Tuesday.

The prosecutor's office in St. Petersburg will not challenge the court ruling allowing the adoption of these Russian children by American citizens, he said.

"All of the children covered by this court ruling will reunite with their new families - good families, I hope," Astakhov said.

The press service of the children's rights commissioner in St. Petersburg, Svetlana Agapitova, reported earlier on Tuesday that the city prosecutor's office will not obstruct the three-year-old orphan's departure to the American family who adopted him in December 2012.

The court ruling authorizing the adoption was passed back in December, before the adoption of the Dima Yakovlev law, which bans Russian children's adoptions by American citizens.

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