FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 1 (2013)   

The Russian adoption ban fits the Putin agenda:
The logic of the Dima Yakovlev law is inevitable but short-sighted

Published 18.1.2013

Sean Roberts
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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By banning US citizens from adopting Russian orphans, the Putin administration is attempting to deflect attention away from corruption issues and utilise anti-American sentiment to discredit opponents. But these latest efforts at manipulating public opinion may have unintended consequences.