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Grigory Yavlinsky: "A sickening, cruel, unjust and despicable decision"

posted 21 Dec 2012, 06:18 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Dec 2012, 06:20 ]
19 December 2012 


Grigory Yavlinsky's statement on the bill imposing sanctions against Russian orphans: 

The matter of banning Americans from adopting Russian children is a significant one. It is very hard on the children. This is a landmark law. It once again tells not only of stupidity and the cruelty that this gives rise to, but is also reminiscent of the Bolshevik climate and Stalinist origins of the Russian political system. This is capitalism with a Stalinist face. Bolsheviks and Stalinists always 'retaliate' against the enemy in a way that causes great and often irreparable harm to the people of Russia; in this case, to the unhappy, defenceless children whom they regard as their property, as serfs, as an object... [Read more]