Russia’s Putin signs anti-U.S. citizen adoptions bill soc.li/MYJBGOD says US human rights abuses means it shouldn’t lecture others
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This is quite interesting. The story appeared in the New York Times a couple of days ago. It did generate a couple of comments about citizenship-based taxation and the problems of US persons abroad.
Apparently the proposed ban on US citizens adopting Russian children is described in the Globe as:
Russian officials portrayed the latest legislation as a tit-for-tat retaliation against a new U.S. law that seeks to punish Russians accused of human-rights violations”
Moscow’s latest legislation – which would also ban U.S. funded civic groups in the country – would put concrete action to rising Russian complaints, voiced most vehemently by Mr. Putin, that the U.S.’s own human-rights failings give it no credibility to lecture others.