Dmitry Medvedev

What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

Our view: Talking about restoring American adoption of Russian children is code for excusing human rights abuses

When Donald Trump Jr. was first confronted about his campaign meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer, he explained that the topic of conversation was adoption. When President Donald Trump acknowledged his own, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Germany this month, both the White House and the Kremlin said the topic of the talk was adoption. It sounds innocent, even humanitarian for the U.S. government to engage with the Putin regime about restarting American adoptions of Russian children,...