Putin Differs in Opinion with State Duma on “Dima Yakovlev Bill”
Russian President Vladimir Putin differs in opinion with the State Duma on the issue about the Dima Yakovlev bill. The position of the Russian leader on resonance law is more restrained, head of the state’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
He added that the President understands the tough mood of deputies.
“Such a tough and emotional position of deputies is understandable. Of course, a line of executive power is more restrained. At the same time, basing on the known manifestations of anti-Russian moods, Vladimir Putin understands the position taken by Russian lawmakers." Echo of Moscow station quotes Peskov.
Recall that the first version of the Dima Yakovlev bill, which is the Russian response to the Magnitsky bill, proposed a ban on entry into the territory of the Russian Federation for American citizens who have committed crimes against the Russians. In addition, such people will not have possibility to make transactions with property and investments in Russia.
Putin generally supported a recent law project, which named after a child from Russia, who was killed by the fault of American adoptive parents, and warned that the response to Magnitsky bill must be “adequate”.
But after that, the bill was amended to include a prohibition on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens.
Yesterday, several ministers immediately opposed the proposed amendments. Among people who are strongly against amendments are the head of the President's Council on Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov and the leader of "Civic Platform" Mikhail Prokhorov. Also, in Russian blogosphere there is a strong spontaneous campaign against amendments banning adoption.