No reason to review Dima Yakovlev Law - State Duma speaker

Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin has said he sees no reasons to review the Dima Yakovlev Law, which bans Americans from adopting children from Russian.

Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin has said he sees no reasons to review the Dima Yakovlev Law, which bans Americans from adopting children from Russian.

"There are no grounds to review this law," Naryshkin said at a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on December 28, 2012, dubbed the Dima Yakovlev Law, in retaliation to the Magnitsky Act passed in the United States.

The Dima Yakovlev Law banned American adoptions of Russian children and signaled Russia's withdrawal from the Russian-American agreement on cooperation in child adoptions, signed in Washington on July 13, 2011.

American adoptions of Russian children were actually stopped on January 1, 2013, when the Dima Yakovlev Law took effect.

The Dima Yakovlev Law is named after a two-year-old Russian boy, who died in the United States in 2008 after his adoptive father left him locked in a car in oppressive heat.

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