Russian officials and their U.S. counterparts to discuss foreign adoptions in Washington

Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov and Foreign Ministry human rights commissioner Konstantin Dolgov will hold consultations on international adoptions in Washington on Tuesday.

Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov and Foreign Ministry human rights commissioner Konstantin Dolgov will hold consultations on international adoptions in Washington on Tuesday.

Astakhov and Dolgov will meet with representatives of the U.S. departments of states and justice, and of the Office of the Attorney General and Migration Service, and also with senators and American adoptive families, Astakhov's press service has reported.

All meetings will proceed behind closed doors at the request of the U.S. side. But a press briefing will be organized at the Russian embassy on Wednesday evening, the press service said.

The parties are to discuss am extensive agenda, including Russian children's American adoptions.

The Russian delegation will probably visit the Ranch for Kids in Montana, a refuge for children, including Russian, rejected by American adoptive families. Russian delegates did not manage to visit the ranch in 2012.

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