In clash with U.S., Russia isn't above using its own orphans as pawns
Russian Parliament approves bill to ban adoption of Russian children by American parents in response to the American Magnitsky Act barring Russian human rights violators and their capital from the U.S..
For those who have visited Russian orphanages (and many Israeli and American Jewish families have, looking for children to adopt), it's hard to forget the images. Children wear similar pajamas, supplies and toys are scarce and those with special needs do not get special care. Their eyes are sad, but they dare not cry.