This is an article (translated) on the response from the Russian FM in regards to the US Dept. of State in regards to following the bilateral agreement signed by both countries in November.
FM: We stopped and not "suspended" agreement with the United States for adoption
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a strong statement, which chided the U.S. State Department in an attempt to distort the position of the Russian Federation on an agreement on adoption between the two countries.
This agreement on cooperation in the field of international adoption (adoption) between Russia and the United States by Russia stopped, stressed the Foreign Ministry.
Its position in the Russian Foreign Ministry decided to clarify, after the Jan. 8 U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said that the Russian side, "one day after the New Year," informed of the intention to "suspend" the bilateral usynovlencheskogo agreement.
"Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that officially transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on January 1 note with a notice of termination - and not about the" suspension "- of the said agreement in connection with the entry into force on the same date, of the Federal Law" On measures of impact persons involved in the violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms, rights and freedoms of citizens of the Russian Federation "- said in a statement department.
"Any other interpretation, attempts to distort the essence of our position is unacceptable," - said the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Recall that in Russia from the beginning, came into force called "antidetsky law", which is a response of the Russian authorities to "act Magnitsky."
The document suggests the visa and financial sanctions for U.S. citizens who are involved in violations of the rights of Russians. The law also contains an amendment, according to which a ban on adoptions of Russian children by Americans.
This amendment terminated the agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States for adoption, which was signed in Washington on 13 July 2011